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Lecture: Painting for Preservation
April 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday, April 11
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Through a series of false starts, stubbornness and a focus on incremental improvement, Pittsburgh painter Cory Bonnet found himself in a unique position of telling the story of preservation and sustainable building through painting. One of the main goals of his work is to develop a sense of belonging and community, he says, connecting people to their built environment and helping them understand their place in the continuing history of neighborhoods. Preservation, he contends, helps show how people in the past contributed to creating neighborhoods and a sense of identity and the idea that people are a part of the bigger picture.
About the presenter: Cory Bonnet is a Pittsburgh oil painter and preservationist who paints contemporary nostalgic scenes of Pittsburgh and the surrounding area using salvaged and reclaimed materials. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Named the “2017 Preservationist of the Year,” by the Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh, Bonnet was recently profiled in the winter issue of Preservation Magazine.
This lecture is FREE to the public. RSVPs are appreciated: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527