Community

This project was made possible through the Arts in Education Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the citizens of Pennsylvania through the annual legislative appropriation process. The AIE Partnership is administered regionally by Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the art center where artists and the community can create, see, support, and learn about the arts. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Oakland Catholic High School, Oakland, PA

Tina and multi-media sculptor Adrienne Heinrich combined forces in 2007 to guide religion instructor Michelle Wright and 113 Oakland Catholic High School seniors in the creation of a series of four intricate quilts that were presented to the school as a parting gift from the students. The quilts were displayed as part of Fiberart International 2007, produced by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc.

This project was made possible through a matching grant from the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.*

Reflections: Mother Of Sorrows and St. Charles Lwanga

Created under the direction of Tina and fellow artist Adrienne Heinrich.

“This Quilt allowed me to help others visualize my Catholic self and my private self. My square symbolized the importance of family, worship, money, and believing that the sun always shines in the morning. I firmly believe that there is no problem that destroys us if we have faith. We have to accept challenges and to learn to re-adjust from setbacks and defeat. There is victory, if we let it reign.” — Imogene Hines

Sister Quilts: Honoring 250 Women of Western Pennsylvania

Created by the Ellis School Class of 2014 and instructor Linda Tonetti Dugan with guidance from Tina.

Funded in part by Courtney and Chip Muse with a matching grant from the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.*

Urban League of Pittsburgh Charter School, East Liberty, PA

Created under the direction of Tina in 2008 by nine students in the third, fourth and fifth grade with instructor Catherine Brown. Made of Kenta cloth, the same material as the school’s uniform vests.

This project was made possible through a matching grant from the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.*

Pittsburgh Faison Pre-K – 8, Homewood, PA

Guided by Tina, third graders at the Academy created this vision of the Homewood Community in 2006.
This project was made possible through a matching grant from the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.*

Pittsburgh Linden K – 5, Pittsburgh, PA

Tina worked with art teacher Deb Lieberman and fifth grade students at Pittsburgh Linden k-5 to create individual medallion quilt blocks.

This project was made possible through a matching grant from the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.*