HRC Approval Required for Continuation of “River of Words”

River of Words

River of Words was the first of five temporary public art commissions being installed along City of Asylum/Pittsburgh’s Garden-to-Garden Artway in Allegheny City Central. The time period for the River of Words installation ends on December 27, but many people who have hosted words on their houses would like to make River of Words a more permanent installation and leave their words up after that date. HRC requires that anyone within the Mexican War Streets Historic District apply for approval to leave a word on the exterior of their house. Glenn Olcerst, a Mexican War Streets resident, has filed an application to keep his word displayed on his house. He hopes to set a precedent for others within the historic district, and is offering to do a class-action application on behalf of all residents wishing to keep their words. Please show your support for public art in general, or specifically to continue River of Words, by attending Mr. Olcerst’s hearing on February 4.

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Art in the Alley: Resident Glenn Olcerst Unveils “First Historic District” Mural

Glenn Olcerst unveils mural entitled "First Historic District"

On a beautiful summer Sunday evening, neighbors and friends gathered at the corner of Resaca Place and Filson Alley for the unveiling of Glenn Olcerst’s “First Historic District.” The exterior mural is the latest in a series of efforts by the Allegheny City Central resident designed to encourage others to create art to share with the community.

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