Cohen & Grigsby Collaborates with Senator John Heinz History Center for New Public Art Exhibit
Firm’s Art Gallery Showcases “Portrait of Pittsburgh”
PITTSBURGH, PA – September 2, 2010 – Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and an office in Bonita Springs, FL, is paying tribute to Pittsburgh’s history and heritage with the newest art exhibit featured in its art gallery, located in the firm’s Pittsburgh offices (EQT Plaza, 625 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA). Titled “Portrait of Pittsburgh,” the exhibit is the result of a collaborative effort with Pittsburgh’s Senator John Heinz History Center and depicts iconic images of the city – from the three rivers that converge at Point State Park and the bridges that soar above those rivers to the steps that cling to Pittsburgh’s distinctive hillsides.
“At Cohen & Grigsby, we are proud of the city that we call home. It has a rich history as the birthplace of the modern industrial age in this nation, and it continues to redefine itself as a center for cutting-edge medicine and technology,” said Jack Elliott, president and CEO of Cohen & Grigsby. “We are proud to collaborate with the Senator John Heinz History Center to give ‘Portraits of Pittsburgh’ a home this summer in our own art gallery.”
The exhibition is the latest example of Cohen & Grigsby’s commitment to supporting arts and culture in western Pennsylvania. When the firm re-established its headquarters in the city’s Cultural District in 2008, firm leaders decided that they would set aside Cohen & Grigsby’s lobby area as an art gallery where local artisans could feature their works. To date, the firm has hosted several public art exhibitions and has partnered with organizations that include the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. Cohen & Grigsby has also forged a partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. In 2009, the firm entered its second year as the presenting sponsor of the “Trust Presents” series, which brings a diverse array of entertainment to Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.
“Pittsburgh was recently named the nation’s ‘Most Livable City,’ a designation that is a source of pride,” Elliott added. “For us to maintain such a distinction, it is critical that the region invest in the arts so that they can continue to thrive. We believe the firm’s art gallery and our partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust can play a role in such an important endeavor.”
The Senator John Heinz History Center worked with Cohen & Grigsby to select the images that are part of “Portrait of Pittsburgh,” which is on display at Cohen & Grigsby through September 2010. Those wishing to view “Portraits of Pittsburgh” may do so by calling 412-297-4900 to make an appointment.