Winter 2018-19|volume 12|Issue 2

    What’s New?

    An update of goings-on that reflect the continuing verve and vitality of the Strip District and Lawrenceville

    Jacqueline Will’s Prints at Asian Influences

    The Indian Creek Collection

    Jacqueline Will is a native of Portland, Oregon. She graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of Art with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 1990. In 2008 she moved to Pittsburgh where she was able to study a very different geographical terrain. The Laurel Highlands inspired a group of works entitled The Indian Creek Collection. A second series called Rose Theory was also completed in Pittsburgh.

    Jacqueline is a printmaker who “layers” her images. She is as exacting in her drawing as she is abstract in her initial pressing. All her prints are monotypes, distinctly one of a kind.

    Currently on display in the Asian Influences gallery are two prints from the Rose Theory series. The large one is entitled #28, the other #22. Please stop in for a closer look. (To see more of her images contact Joy Borelli-Edwards at the BE Gallery.)

    Asian Influences
    3513 Butler St. / 412-621-3530

    We’ve Got Letters!

    Some nice correspondence appeared in The Strip!’s mailbox recently, about our last issue. Gloria Saul wrote us: “I found Max Miller’s recent article, ‘A-MAIZE-ING Bourbon,’ both interesting and informative. The first paragraph gave it a nice personal touch, which made it all the more enjoyable. Thank you, Mr. Miller, for this ‘A-MAIZE-ING’ story.” And this note arrived from Ned Wert: “What a truly interesting issue of The Strip! magazine that just arrived. Not only does it promote the Strip and Lawrenceville but the quality of the photographs and creative ideas are terrific. And if I wanted to live in Pittsburgh I would live in one of the new constructions for sure. Keep it up. You have done a tremendous amount of promotion for the establishments that are already there.”

    So, to the readers of this issue—we’d love to hear from you, too!

    Shane Communications

    Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Tours

    November brings an end to PHLP’s public tour program, but private group tours and school tours continue year-round. Program attendance exceeded 3,000 between April and October 2018. Participants toured the Jail Museum on Ross Street, explored Downtown Pittsburgh and many neighborhoods throughout the county on various walking tours, and visited PHLF’s “Greatest Saves” during a full-day bus tour.

    Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
    100 W. Station Square Dr., Ste. 450

    Lawrenceville’s New Hotel

    A TRYP hotel will be opening in Lawrenceville in 2019, and will house two new restaurants.

    The 108-room hotel, located on 40th and Butler streets (near the bridge), is a transformation of an historic building, the former Washington Education Center. The hotel is part of a worldwide chain with 118 locations.

    The restaurants will be Brick Shop, on the ground floor, and Over Eden, a rooftop eatery.

    TRYP Hotel
    40th and Butler streets