Cocktails and Conversation with Ron Donoughe at Heinz History Center

Posted on 8/10/2016 11:29:10 AM

Ron DonougheIUP alumnus Ron Donoughe will present his work “90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods” on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Heinz History Center.

The evening includes a discussion with Maxwell King, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Foundation, and Ron Donoughe, with time to explore exhibits in the History Center’s fourth floor Visible Storage and Special Collections Galleries. A ticket is required for the evening. 

“90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods,” painted in the “plein air” (on location) style, is Donoughe’s distinctive visual presentation of the many neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. Donoughe painted each of the 90 images in an attempt to capture seasonal changes across the city. He also kept a journal and blog about the people and experiences he encountered. The materials he collected during the year in which he painted the neighborhoods have been compiled into a book of the same name.

Homage to Indiana County paintingsA previous project had Donoughe returning to his alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas to complete 80 9”x12” paintings in the series “Homage to Indiana County” in 2010. The paintings are now on display in the Performing Arts Center at IUP (image at left). A book, Paintings of Indiana County, chronicles the Indiana Country project. 

Additionally, Ron and his brother, Don Donoughe exhibited “Paint and Pixels: The Oil Paintings of Ron Donoughe and the Graphic Design of Don Donoughe” in the University Museum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in spring 2010.

More of Ron Donoughe’s work is found in many corporate and private collections in addition to the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, the Duquesne Club, and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

Paintings of Indiana County, Pennsylvania book coverTickets for “Cocktails and Conversation with Ron Donoughe” may be purchased through the Heinz History Center.

Paintings of Indiana County, Pennsylvania may be purchased through the University Museum