We had the amazing opportunity to interact with art enthusiasts of Garfield this friday, during our interactive exhibition at the center for Post Natural History.
For those of you unfamiliar, Garfield (a neighborhood in Pittsburgh) hosts a "gallery crawl" every first Friday of the month, in which Pittsburgh local folk have an opportunity to explore the fantastic art galleries that Garfield has to offer. The Center for Post Natural History is just one of many galleries in the Garfield area, and is run by one of our professors, Rich Pell. The museum focuses on all things "Post Natural"- crops and animals whose genetic make up were manipulated, either synthetic or through selective breeding and forced mutation. If your in the Pittsburgh, and want to see some genetically engineered mosquitos, stuffed alcoholic mice, and one exceptionally bizarre looking chicken, we recommend checking the museum out (open sundays 12-4). We felt it was the perfect place to interact with Pittsburgh locals, and Rich gave us the awesome opportunity to host an event entirely dedicated to DIYsect's upcoming Kickstarter launch. The crowd seemed to have a varying awareness of our subjects, but upon discussion, it seemed that most at least wanted to learn more about our subjects.
In a way, it was a bittersweet. Seeing the poster of the map on the wall made our trip all the more real, and interacting with all the friendly Yinzers only makes it sadder to say goodbye to the city we've called home for the past 4 years.