Portraits of Local Influential Women at Heinz Center

Issue Date: 
January 28, 2008


Portraits of E. Maxine Bruhns (left), director of Pitt’s Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs, and Arcangela Balest (right), a graduate of Pitt’s School of Medicine and chair of Pitt’s Italian Nationality Room, are part of the Pittsburgh Recast exhibition at the Senator John Heinz History Center. The show, which runs through the end of March, features artwork by members of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators. The exhibition is part of a year of festivities to celebrate the City of Pittsburgh’s 250-year history. Balest is a neonatologist at Allegheny General Hospital. Artist Gina Antognoli Scanlon said of her entries, “I chose to paint a series of influential women representing various fields of accomplishment.” (Photos courtesy of Gina Antognoli Scanlon)