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Joanna Kemp

Executive Director

A Pittsburgh native, Joanna is an museum lover, a fierce advocate for art education, and a supporter of local artists. Inspired by the city’s rich history and current flourishing arts scene, she is always seeking ways to teach, enrich, and support the local arts communities that sustain today’s artists living and working in Pittsburgh.

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Michelle Vecchio

Michelle is a painter and aspiring blogger living in Pittsburgh, PA. Her work has been featured on Wigle Whiskey labels and in the 2014 Three Rivers Juried Arts Exhibition. She believes in the mission of Dear Pittsburgh to make contemporary art more accessible to all Pittsburgh residents.

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Crystal Latimer


You might have seen work by local artist and educator, Crystal Latimer, on exhibit at the Pittsburgh International Airport or the Three Rivers’ Arts Festival. Ecstatic to be part of the city’s burgeoning arts scene, Crystal is particularly interested in highlighting Pittsburgh’s blue collar community spirit, and the artists and arts organizations working together to make it all happen.