Edinboro University opens art gallery in downtown Pittsburgh

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PITTSBURGH - The art department of Edinboro University opened its first pop-up gallery downtown on Friday.

“So many of our students come from Pittsburgh and this is such a great place for art with CAPA high school and the different schools in this area,” said Allison Flynn, assistant director of undergraduate admissions.

The gallery featured many different forms of art by students and reflected the university’s annual art journal, “Chimera.”

“Chimera is everything from prints to drawing to painting, ceramics, woodworking, and animation. There are a lot of different things for people to see, and what’s great is, it’s all student work from current students of Edinboro University,” said Flynn.

Hanna Schurr, a senior drawing major at Edinboro, said she was most excited about coming to Pittsburgh and the chance she and her fellow students have of showing their art to the people of the city. Schurr said this opportunity gives the students a voice and allows them to show their work to a much larger audience.

The university’s art department is the largest in the Pennsylvania State System of higher education, and offers undergraduate degrees in 12 different concentrations.

 “It’s an exciting opportunity to meet with aspiring young artists and get a sense of how EU’s nationally recognized art programs can help them develop their talents,” said Jeffrey Hileman, director for university communications.