Pastel painting of Pittsburgh's famous landmark, known as the Igloo, Civic Arena and Mellon Arena. It's fate is still in limbo. No matter what you feel should happen to the building itself, it's full of memories for so many concertgoers and Pittsburgh Penguins hockey fans, such as myself. I sought to capture the melancholy feeling that the building is waiting for the next event that won't happen. The architectural innovation in arena design is it's hallmark dome-shaped retractable roof. Great for any architecture or hockey fan! Copyright 2011 Joann Renner.
Originally from southcentral PA, I spent a lot of time growing up in both Seaside Heights, New Jersey and Pa Dutch country depending on my parents' work. I have a BA in Studio Art/Art History from the University of Pittsburgh, 1986. I have had 4 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous juried and nonjuried group exhibitions since then. In 1999 I received the Judges Citation Award from WITF Gallery 33 On The Air. I took some time off to raise my family and have now restarted my career. Current member of the Pittsburgh Pastel Artists League. I work primarily in oils and pastels, my secondary medium is drawing. I have other ideas in the works for experimenting with other mediums later on. My subjects include landscapes,...
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