Local visual artists work featured in unlikely business space in downtown Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh—November 23, 2021– Artwork from the Industrial Arts Workshop and independent local artists Staycee Pearl and Eva Trout has transformed the main lobby at 11 Stanwix Street into an art exhibition. The exhibition is open to the public until February 2022 and all art pieces are for sale through the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council's Art on the Walls program.

Art on the Walls is a unique program created by the Arts Council to provide exhibition opportunities to regional artists while engaging local businesses in the arts community by displaying artwork in their facilities.

Eleven Stanwix, a Downtown Pittsburgh office and retail building, is the Arts Council's most recent Art on the Walls partner. Managed by M & J Wilkow, LTD, a Chicago-based real estate management company, the Eleven Stanwix lobby has already featured three exhibitions in 2020-2021. Each presentation is displayed for 3-6 months throughout the lobby.

"As we enter the holiday season, the newest exhibition at Eleven Stanwix is the perfect place to find a one-of-a-kind gift while also supporting local artists," said Mitch Swain, CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. "We're also so grateful for M & J Wilkow's continued commitment to the arts."

The public can visit the new exhibition in the lobby of Eleven Stanwix located at 11 Stanwix Street in Downtown Pittsburgh. The lobby is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment only on Saturdays and Sundays. To learn more about Eleven Stanwix, visit

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A digital exhibition brochure featuring all artwork, pricing, and details can be found on the Arts Council's website. For more information on becoming an Art on the Walls partner or purchasing artwork, please contact GPAC's Art on the Walls Client Manager, Erin O'Neill, at

Photos of the new art exhibition are available for media use courtesy of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.

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About the Artists

The Industrial Arts Workshop inspires artistic literacy in the city of Pittsburgh and beyond by offering enrichment opportunities that advance the understanding and process of sculpture-making artists and their work. For five summers, IAW's pilot program, mobile sculpture workshop, brought together 50 Pittsburgh youths with a shared passion for welding, creative expression, and collaboration their work, and by sharing their work. This exhibition features the sculptures of nine young artists, including Eros Aguilar, Emmitt Crawford, Kaleb Gandy, Josiah Hartly, Desean Krynski, Seamus McKeegan, Emma Reints, Silas Sanders and Jadon Wilkes.

Stacyee Pearl is a choreographer, creator, visual artist and the co-artistic director of PearlArts and STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos. Her visual art interprets and mirrors culture and community through the use of layered medium, materials and movement. Featured in this exhibition, her series titled "The Secret Life of Black Holes" contemplates a fantastical existence where all things are possible, and where pure Blackness is most attractive and desirable. Staycee imagines not only the essence of Blackness, but that the ancestors of earthly Black people reside in these perfect spaces in peace and purity indistinguishable from the density of Earth.

Eva Trout is a visual artist who creates vivid, contemporary works of art that are reflective of spiritual insight. For the past 25 years, Trout has worked as a professional exhibiting artist, showing her work in galleries and museums in the Pittsburgh region and beyond. Her featured works include abstract seascapes inspired by Genesis 1:1-3 and the "hovering" energy of the Spirit in creation.