Michael Lotenero/Persad Center Benefit Show

Artist to hold show benefiting nation’s second-oldest LGBTQ well-being center

Artist, Michael Lotenero, will hold a special art show and sale to benefit Persad Center, Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ well-being center on Friday, November 11 at Bakery Square in East Pittsburgh from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The event is Lotenero’s first local show in nearly five years and will feature samples from Lotenero’s large variety of work, including paintings, sculptures, and illustrations. Patrons are able to view and purchase these amazing works during the reception on Friday and when the show continues on Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Michael, who divides his time working and living between Pittsburgh and Brooklyn, has been working as a multi-disciplinary artist and designer for over 20 years. His clients have included The Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, Nintendo, IBM, Sony Pictures and Lowes. His work has been published widely in various publications including TIME, The Wall Street Journal, How Magazine, Graphis, London’s Computer Arts, BIg Magazine, The Book of Probes by Marshall Mcluhan (designed by David Carson), Big Magazine and Speak. His collaboration with José Muniain on the short film installation “Navarro”, which documented his painting process was a finalist in the D.C. Independent Film Festival and was featured at the Austin Museum of Digital Art and The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Michigan.

Recent projects include design and illustration for The New York Pro Show in New York City, The Quiksilver Pro Surf Competition in France, large scale and limited edition graphics for The Consol Arena/Pittsburgh, and a series of illustrations for the upcoming publication “The Book of Kink” by Eva Christina, Penguin/New York.

His work is currently represented by MFI Art/New York,, Zadok Gallery/Miami, and Bill Lowe Gallery /Atlanta + Los Angeles.

Proceeds from the sale of Lotenero’s artwork will benefit Persad Center. Persad’s mission is to strengthen the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV/AIDS communities and their allies.

For more information on the opening show, please contact Bob McGrogan, at (412)-441-9786 ext 225, or visit Persad Center online at www.persadcenter.org


Immediate Contact:

Bob McGrogan | Development Director
Persad Center
(412)-441-9786 ext. 225

Michael Lotenero


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