A Promise of Spring?

Issue Date: 
April 11, 2016

Recent snow flurries have made it easy to forget that it really is April. But the colorful Pop des Fleurs in front of the steps of Oakland’s Carnegie Library serve as a promise of warmer days ahead. Made from colorful acrylic yarn, the flowers grew out of an idea conceived by a Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh member during the cold and dreary Pittsburgh winter of 2013-14. Soon, blasts of color appeared in front of the Carnegie Library. Pop des Fleurs then became a Community Outreach Project of the guild’s Fiberart International 2016 being held in Pittsburgh. The project has several partners—including Pitt—who have made and placed displays at 16 other locations around the city. (Photo by Emily O'Donnell)