The Artist Guild: Monthy Meeting with Guest Speaker Jim Mellett, Illustrator/White Mountain Puzzles

Join us for The Artist Guild’s monthly meeting with artist and illustrator, Jim Mellett, as guest speaker!

For most Pittsburghers, the Immaculate Reception is the biggest scene in sports history. For James Mellett, it’s about the size of a postage stamp. Jim, born and raised in the ‘Burgh, has shrunk thousands of cultural icons into White Mountain montage puzzles working as a freelance illustrator. He’s also designed Pittsburgh Penguins tickets; drawn a head of lettuce for bags of salad; exhibited work at the Heinz History Center; and won sports art awards from Beckett Magazine, among other adventures. His BFA from IUP and an Associate’s Degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh led him to be a founding member of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, where he’s slaved as its secretary for a decade. A white, fluffy Pomechon named Lizzie often distracts him in his home office, as does his 14-year-old daughter, Kathryn, and loving wife, Jan.

Featured Work by Jim Mellett

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Meeting Details: 

Meetings are free and open to the public. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. We request attendees social distance to help prevent the spread of any communicable illness to others. There are hand sanitizing stations in convenient locations throughout the building.

Meeting Date and Time: Wednesday, April 6th at 7 p.m.

Location: Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Community Room | 200 Broad Street, Sewickley PA 15143

Parking: There is free on-street parking on Bank Street and Broad Street adjacent to the building and a small parking lot behind the building accessible by Bank Street. Reserved parking is available for those with accessibility needs on Bank Street and in Sweetwater’s parking lot.

Please call Sweetwater at 412-741-4405 or email for additional information.

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