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Cemetery Trees Get New Life as Art

How do trees magically transform themselves into mushrooms?  With the help of local artists, of course.  A collaborative program in Pittsburgh's Homewood Cemetery pairs artists with felled and fallen trees for an art-inspired reuse event.

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Making Mosaics From the Marcellus and Other Rocks Under Our Feet

The Marcellus shale is, of course, most notably tapped for its gas deposits. But one artist has found a very different use for the black gold underground: mosaics. Lynch blends shale with other rocks from our region and colorful glass to create work that is being purchased by gas companies and other aficionadoes of local geology.

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