Center for Creativity

Art on Campus

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Thursday, Jan. 30  |  4 p.m.  |  outside Posvar Hall

Where would you like to see art on campus?

Art in public spaces can play a role in how the University community interacts with the campus and each other.

Join Provost Ann Cudd and Senior Vice Chancellor Greg Scott outside Posvar Hall (next to the yellow Light Up! sculpture) to celebrate the University’s renewed commitment to public art.

Enjoy a creative water pouring event, and give us your ideas about art on campus. Free cookies and hot chocolate, too!

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Center for Creativity Welcomes New Manager of Operations

Shannon Fink has joined the C4C team as Manager of Operations!

Shannon is a former carpenter who began her career in the theater, building and painting sets and working as a stage manager.  She transferred her creative skills into the construction field and worked as a remodeler in residential construction. 

Her interests include printmaking, painting, and woodworking, and she is always looking for new ways to create.

New Year, New Host for C4C Open Mic

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Thursday, Jan. 30  |  Nordy's Place  |  8:30-10 p.m.

Join us at Nordy's Place for our first open mic of the new year and welcome our new host, Sarah Cooper! Sarah is a marketing major and theatre arts minor who is passionate about music and performance, and is especially interested in musical theater. 

We provide a stage, a mic, and a supportive environment, whether you're an experienced performer or a first-timer. You provide your own unique creative voice.

Even if you don't want to get up on stage, come down, enjoy free snacks, and support Pitt open mic performers!

Our featured performer for January is Erik Schuckers, whose work reflects and refracts the tensions between his queer rural background and urban experience. His poetry and nonfiction has appeared in journals and anthologies including PANK, Chelsea Station, Assaracus, and Not Just Another Pretty Face (Beautiful Dreamer Press). 

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Register now for these upcoming programs at Center for Creativity: The Workshop!

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Coffee Coat Creations

Thursday, Feb. 6  |  3:30-5 p.m.

Don’t you wish that Coffeebucks cup matched your coat? Trying to live a minimum waste life but can’t quit the Java Jackets? We'll talk about ways to make a reusable coffee coat and come up with creative ways to design them.

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Write Now!

Tuesday, Feb. 11  |  6-7:30 p.m.

Want to write, but not sure where to start? Have some experience but running low on new ideas? Our focus will be on producing raw material and learning ways to un-stick your creativity in an informal and judgment-free zone.

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Get Weaving

Wednesday, Feb. 19  |  3-4:30 p.m.

Join us for an intro to weaving (on mini-looms made on our own Glowforge laser cutter), and learn the terms and technique to create your own small wall decoration.

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Create Your Own Superhero

Friday, Feb. 21  |  3-4:30 p.m.

Do you love superheroes? Ever wanted to create your own character? Brainstorm powers, design an original costume, and create a backstory! 

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WPTS Radio Winter Marathon Goes "Totally '20s"

Friday, Feb. 7 - Saturday, Feb. 8

Every year, WPTS comes up with specialty one-time programming and plays it for their listeners for 24 hours straight.

This year, the "Totally '20s Winter Marathon" rings in the new decade with the spirit of the Roaring '20s. WPTS won the Spirit of College Radio award for their Fall Mini Marathon, and they're back for what they promise will be an even better event!

Tune in to 92.1 from noon on Friday, February 7, until noon on Saturday, February 8, or stream the marathon here.

Ideation Expo 2020: Ideas That Bridge Divides

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Tuesday, Feb. 18  |  10:45 a.m.  |  University Club Ballroom A

Join Ideation Expo 2020, the “Dolphin Tank” (not a shark tank!) for social innovation on the Pitt campus. Topics range from building a caring campus community to leading sustainable housing initiatives.

Come out and support Pitt U.lab Hub community members! As an audience member, you will be the first to learn about the innovative projects, support social and organizational innovation initiatives, and weigh in on all the projects with your vote and feedback.

Register here!

Can’t be there in person? Participate and vote live remotely.

Creativity on Campus

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The Verge

Feb. 6 - 16

The Verge by Susan Glaspell (Trifles) was first produced by the Provincetown Players in the 1920s. The Verge follows botanist Claire Archer as she experiments with strange plants in pursuit of the creation of a new form of life. Her struggle to transcend nature is complicated by strained relationships with family and friends, while her husband is concerned that her passion for experiments and her erratic behavior are symptoms of a descent into madness.  

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