The Artist Guild: Monthy Meeting with Guest Speaker Ramon Riley, Artist

Join us for The Artist Guild’s monthly meeting with artist and guest speaker, Ramon Riley!

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he earned a Master of Art Degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2013, with a concentration in painting. While Riley’s work draws from realistic study, he utilizes his poured paint foundations to integrate the representational with abstract expression. In 2015, Riley was the featured artist on WQED’s Pittsburgh 360, which spotlighted his solo exhibition, BRADDOCK Coming Home. A career art teacher at Pine-Richland High School of over 24 years, Riley’s belief in a strong arteducation in public schools stems from his own testimonial.

With his 2014 “Where I Am From”project, Riley connected his Pine-Richland students and students from his alma mater,Woodland Hills High School, in a communal studio environment to create art works, which he showcased in his exhibition.Riley’s public works include a mural entitled “Amuse” on display in the Gathering Space of Museum Lab in partnership with The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh; works for Sewickley Tavern, featuring historical elements that showcase some of Sewickley’s contributions to the region and country; and his most ambitious work, an intensely, colorful mural of dancers and musicians in the city scape of Pittsburgh’s Smithfield Street Bridge entitled “Crossing Bridges”, completed in 2021. Riley is currently illustrating his original children’s stories.

Featured Work by Ramon Riley. 

Artist Website:

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, March 2nd 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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