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Pittsburgh Center for the Arts to fete painter Ron Donoughe

August 4, 2018

“Celebrate Ron Donoughe Day” is set for Aug. 5 at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts to recognize the local plein air painter whose work has depicted all the city’s neighborhoods.

Artist Ron Donoughe, known for his paintings of Pittsburgh neighborhoods, will be recognized for his contributions to the Pittsburgh arts scene with a special Aug. 5 event.

“Celebrating Ron Donoughe Day” is set for 1-4 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Ave., Shadyside.

The free event will include music, dance, poetry and performance, along with food trucks and a cash bar.

Most noted for painting outside on location in the plein air style, Donoughe collaborated with the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts on the “90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods” project, in which he painted scenes from each city neighborhood.

During the celebration, Donoughe will talk about how the project got started and what it means to Pittsburgh, according to a release. His new exhibition called “Pittsburgh Scenes,” featuring about 18 new Pittsburgh cityscapes, also will debut. It will run through Aug. 26.

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a limited boxed set of note cards printed especially for the celebration, featuring 20 neighborhood scenes from the “90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods” book and exhibition project.

Those planning to attend can register at evite.com or Facebook.

Details: 412-361-0873 or pfpca.org

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