15 January 2016

Hamnett Station Park N Ride murals by multiple artists

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This mural's theme was the City of Pittsburgh. Several artists worked on it, including students from Wilkinsburg, and each added something for, or about, the city as they saw fit.

Some close ups of the mural from left to right:

In this section of the mural Jeffrey Katrencik painted his version of Joe Magarak. If you don't know about Joe, you may enjoy reading about the legend of this local steelworker and folk hero.

The creator of this angel is artist Colleen Black. She loves Pittsburgh and told me that she always called it Oz because she thought it was a magical place. Angel of Pittsburgh is modeled after her daughter. She blows fairy dust over the old, polluted city, and on the right side you see it transformed into what we know and love today. She sees Pittsburgh as a city in a constant state of flux, always improving and changing. Although Colleen no longer lives in the area, she left us this angel to show her wishes of love and blessings for our city.

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