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"You are invited to the Year in Art 2015"

Year in Art

We are proud to recognize the following artists who worked with the Children's Museum in FY 2015 (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015.)

Tough Artist Residency

For the past nine years, the annual Tough Art residency has engaged artists in a summer residency where they develop hands-on, interactive artworks for installation in the Museum that are innovative, contemporary and provocative, and “tough” enough to withstand the rigors of kid play. The finished pieces will be exhibited from September 2015 - January 2016.

The 2015 Tough Artists are:

Danny Bracken
Rachel Buse
Ann Tarantino 

Tough Art is made possible through generous support from the Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation.

F.I.N.E. Artist Residency

The Fresh, Innovative, Non-Stop Expression (F.I.N.E.) Artist Residency is a centerpiece of the Children’s Museum’s arts education programming. This high impact program introduces visitors to new art techniques through workshops, demonstrations and open exploration and interaction alongside each resident artist. This year, the Museum hosted four F.I.N.E. artists to exhibit their work through interactive in-Museum installations, hands-on art activities that relate to the artist’s work, public programs for visitors and targeted access for low-income children.

This year's FINE Artists include:

Brant Wild
Hiromi Katayama
Felicia Cooper
Veronica Simmonds 

The FINE Artist Residency Series is made possible through generous support from The Fine Foundation.

Visiting Artist in Residence

We also work with visiting artists at the Children's Museum. The 2015 visiting artist is:

Charles Sowers

Museum Program-based Artists

The artists who shared their talents in museum programs this past year are:

Aeolian Winds
Lizzie Anderson & Teresa Martuccio of the Fancy Romancers
Nicole Anderson
Brooke Annibale

Betsy and Pals
Bindley Hardware Co
Alexandra Bodnarchuk

Jenna Boyles
Maurice Brown & Roopa Singh
Todd Burge

Camara Drum and Dance
Carolyn Carson
Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts

The Chiodi Trio

Janice Coppola
Emily Cross
Crusic Percussion
Amy DiPlacido
Juan Fernandez

Tim Hartman
Anastasia Higginbotham
Hill Dance Academy Theatre
Dakota Dave Hull
Sarah Kendall
King Fez Band

Jennifer Lisa
Lena Loshonkohl
Mayday Marching Band

Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center
Paul Nosa
1Hood
Ben Patterson
Penny Arcade Comedy Theater
Pitchblak
Pittsburgh Ballet Theater

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
Pittsburgh Fiber Arts Guild
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Reed Dance
Mack Reisman
Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace
Lee Robinson
Nellie Rose
Kai Rush
Miguel Sague II

Kayla Schureman

Silk Screen Asian Arts and Culture Organization
Henry Simonds
Harriet Smith
Leslie Ezra Smith
Brooke Smokelin of Vox Lumina
Soundwaves Steel Band
Steel Dragon Lion Dance Team
Sunburst Rocks

Three Rivers Ringers

Union Project
Josh Verbanets and Gab Bonesso
Wreckloose
Bec Young
Amanda Zimmerman