The Opportunity

This new public art project will become part of the design of the new Davis Avenue Bridge, anticipated in 2023. A Request For Proposals was released by the City in December 2021 to select an artist to create a public artwork that celebrates the rebuilding of this community bridge, originally constructed in 1898 and demolished in 2009. This project is made possible by the City of Pittsburgh’s Percent for Art Program. The budget is $30,000.

Meet The Artist

Lori Hepner (Pittsburgh, PA)

Lori Hepner is an artist working primarily in photography, new media performance, and public art in community centered projects. She has spent considerable time over the last five years in community centered artist residencies in three Pittsburgh neighborhoods, in a small Arctic Community in coastal Norway. Lori was featured in the WQED documentary, Visible, featuring five female artists from Pittsburgh. She is Professor of Integrative Arts at Penn State Greater Allegheny in McKeesport, PA and lives in the Brighton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

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