The Re:NEW Festival was a month-long celebration of Creative Reuse, Sustainability, and Transformation, from September 9 to October 9, 2016. As Pittsburgh experiences a resurgence and addresses continuous, equitable improvement, the Re:NEW Festival was intended to bring together the city’s diverse and forward-thinking arts and culture, creative industries, and sustainable technologies.
For the festival, Ann presented 14 botanical portraits of native trees from southwestern Pennsylvania.These were giclee prints of watercolor, pen and ink, or colored pencil originals, each produced by a different artist from the Phipps' Botanical Art and Illustration Program's 2015 Flora project. Four tree tours by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy addressed tree identification, the benefits of native trees in the urban environment, and the history of Pittsburgh's urban forest. The exhibition was viewable at all hours at the Gateway Center kiosk on Liberty Avenue.
Please see the exhibition web site for a virtural tour of the exhibition and additional information.