Walls of the Backstage Bar are adorned by work from two Pittsburgh-based artists:
Vickie Schilling is an artist working with oil and pallet knives and traditional Japanese Nihonga mineral pigments. Exploring the concept of representation in a unique way, she creates works inspired by her travels and creative imagination. Nature, everyday life, and everyday objects are the subjects of her creative process.
A personal interpretation – not hindered by reality – creates a unique perspective and portrayal of landscapes, still life, wildlife, and the human subject. Images based on reality, yet culled from the realm of imagination, form the foundation of her works.
Nadya Lapets is a Russian-born American artist. She has duel education in Science and Arts: MD, People Friendship University, Moscow; graphic communications degree, CCAC, Pittsburgh.
Nadya is a passionate oil artist and graphic designer. She loves to experiment in different styles: from Impressionism, to Conceptual art, to Abstract Expressionism. Her works are vibrant and full of sunlight. Nadya Lapets has been participating in various national and international juried art shows and has multiple awards for her works.