Sunday, November 7, 2010

Art project spruces up Carrick

Art project spruces up Carrick
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
By Diana Nelson Jones, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Retail on Carrick's portion of Brownsville -- at two miles one of the city's longest commercial corridors -- far outweighs vacancies, but several dusty windows block after block are too much, said Ms. Rosenfeld, 42, a former teacher's aide. "It was beautiful when I was growing up, and it has beautiful potential."


Artists who spruced up Carrick's vacant storefronts include Steve Hutter of Knoxville, Tommy Mason of Washington, Pa., Lynsey Kern of Allison Park, Melissa Rosenfeld of Carrick, Gail Matus of Carrick, Kathryn Carr of Bethel Park and Mary Grace Nichol of Crafton.

A board member of the Carrick Community Council, she said the group's goal "is to transform Carrick into one of the up-and-coming neighborhoods, like Lawrenceville did." The council's website is

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