For this round of Meet the Interns, we’re highlighting Anastasia! Anastasia has been interning with CDCP since early this summer, and is still with us, helping out in all parts of the organization! We interviewed her recently to get to know her better, and so you can know her too!
1) Can you tell me a little about yourself (what you do, where you're from, how long you've been in Pittsburgh)?
It’s been almost two years since I immigrated to Pittsburgh from Moscow with my family. I graduated ABD from Moscow Lomonosov University with a major in art history and then started assisting my husband with running a fine art and antiques business for about 10 years.
2) Since I haven't worked with you too much, what kind of work do you do for your internship at cdcp?
I started as a PPF volunteer this year. Currently I'm working with Casey on a grant project meant to help emerging local artists find new distribution channels and become economically sustainable. My intern responsibilities include collecting data and exploring the market.
3) What made you come to Pittsburgh?
Our relatives live here, that's why it was our first choice. Initially, we were going to spend a year here and then move to a larger city. Eventually, we liked Pgh so much that decided to stay here.
4) What are you favorite things to do in town?
Visiting museums and galleries. Going to the ballet, opera and symphony performances. Walking to the parks and playgrounds with my daughter. Strolling around nice neighborhoods like Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, Point Breeze.
5) Do you have any favorite artists in pittsburgh or at small mall?
I appreciate the works of Vanessa German and Thaddeus Mosley. Being closer to the local art scene and its backstage is one of the greatest perks of the internship. I was fascinated by the sculptural thread drawings by Nicole Czapinski I saw at Small Mall.
6) Do you do any art yourself? If so, what do you do?
Hardly I have ever been able to make anything really beautiful with my own hands. That's why I admire persons with that particular mindset who create Things out of nothing.
Interested in interning for CDCP? We’re always looking for interns to help us with the nitty gritty tasks. Shoot an email to Eriko at email@example.com to learn more about being a part of our team!