Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Carnegie Museums Takes Over Three Rivers Arts Festival

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Carnegie Museums taking charge of Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Perhaps a chance for local arts and artists to be the primary focal points in the Three Rivers Arts Festival instead of food, crafts and national touring artists? Probably more about the financial control and the bottom line than anything else so chances are we won't see reduced art vendor fees and more local artists at the festival. Don't worry there will still be plenty of food to perpetuate the Pittsburgh tradition of fattening food above all else.


source: http://www.mygtv.net/?p=10008

Two executives from The Andy Warhol Museum have been picked to oversee Pittsburgh’s annual Three Rivers Arts Festival.Colleen Russell Criste, the Warhol’s deputy director, will be acting director of the festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year. Ben Harrison, the museum’s curator of performances, will perform the same function for the arts festival. Both officials will retain their duties at the Warhol museum, 1 of 4 museums operated by Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
Carnegie Museums officials say they are taking over the festival because of the event’s financial health and other concerns. The festival organizers are also responsible for the city’s annual First Night celebration each New Year’s.


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