Landmarks Housing Resource Center Open House and Shipman Gallery Exhibit
The Landmarks Housing Resource Center (LHRC), located at 744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, hosted an Open House/Art Exhibit by artist James Shipman on Saturday, October 20. The event, which lasted from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., saw a total of 40 attendees from Wilkinsburg, Regent Square, Point Breeze, Highland Park, Sewickley, the West End and Oakmont.
Mr. Shipman, an artist, sculptor and ceramist, gave a presentation titled: “The Role of the Artist in Society,” in the context of community development, and in particular with regard to the ongoing and comprehensive effort of PHLF’s work in the Hamnett Place neighborhood.
After a question and answer session, the audience was invited to walk around the space, getting a chance to see Mr. Shipman’s work exhibited on the walls of the LHRC. In addition, the public was invited into Mr. Shipman’s workspace, which occupies half of the building that houses the LHRC.
The Landmarks Housing Resource Center offers workshops and seminars on home ownership, restoration, Do-It-Yourself work, cost-effective tips on green initiatives, and discussions on neighborhood and community development. For more information about the LHRC and its monthly programming, please call 412-471-5808 or visit www.landmarkshousingresource.org.