Mar 19

Miniatures by Harish Saluja


600 Liberty Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA | 15222


The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is excited to announce the return of works by Harish Saluja. Saluja’s latest series, Miniatures, will be on display at the Lantern Building at 600 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 from February 10 through March 19, 2017.

Saluja’s Miniatures are small (5x3 inches) abstract, explosions of colors. The paintings are inspired by traditional miniature art from India, dating back to the 17th century, which were small in size, but often quite colorful. The highlights of the paintings are their intricate and delicate brushwork, lending each painting a unique identity. Saluja has given this concept a modern, abstract interpretation. Infused with abstract complexities, the intricate patterns and bold color energize the works and engage the viewer. Often the miniatures serve as a basis for much larger pieces of work but are complete pieces in their own right.

Harish Saluja is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, and art doyen Harish Saluja is best known in the Pittsburgh art scene for his leadership of Silk Screen. In 1995, Saluja started his own film company titled New Ray Films. His film The Journey won several awards, was shown in more than 30 film festivals, and distributed by IFC (Independent Film Channel). 

In addition to his nationally recognized artwork, Harish Saluja is a co-host along with Dr. Vijay Bahl of Music From India on WESA 90.5 FM, the longest running radio program of its kind in the U.S. He also formed Silk Sound, an Asian American Jazz ensemble whose album Sun Gate was judged to be among the best of the year by a critic in 2015. Through his latest endeavor Silk Screen, an Arts and Culture Organization, he is building bridges to/from Asia by educating communities about Asian American history, culture, experience and issues; fostering understanding across lines of race, ethnicity, religion, age, and region; and sustaining growth and encouraging excellence in Asian American culture.

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"Festival of Nations"

Weirton Millsop Community Center

3420 Main Street, Weirton, WV | 26062


Following the success and revival in 2009, the "Festival of Nations"  will continue an old tradition that was celebrated annually from 1934 through 1944. 

Join Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center for this FREE event. Help promote Unity in Diversity among several ethnic groups who call this area and the United States their home. Several ethnic dances and songs will be performed live, on stage. Various nationalities and organizations will set up display booths and ethnic food will be available.

These free events are not possible without the help of generous sponsors and charitable giving. For an opportunity to appear in the program book, flyers, and display a banner at the event, please contact the museum at 304-794-6336 or click here for more details.