What makes Pittsburgh work?

I recently wrote an article for Pittsburgh Articulate, a new site dedicated to the expansion of a critical dialogue in our arts community. Guest Editor Amanda Donnan asked contributors to respond to the question of how we forge a connected and dynamic art community. Most of what I do is focused on this very question (SIX x ATE, CSA PGH, Gold Standard exhibits, and general socializing), so I had a lot to say. In the end I created a list of thoughts on how to jump into the mix, as producer or participant. To show proof of my long love affair with Pittsburgh, I asked my mom to look for some pics of us at one of her art events in the 80's or 90's. She found this guy: