Group wants to cover Warhol Bridge with knitting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andy Warhol’s art doesn’t often conjure warm and fuzzy images — but this tribute to the iconic pop artist just might.

A Pittsburgh-area arts group wants to cover a downtown bridge named for Warhol with knitted blankets.

Allegheny County Council must still sign off on the plan. But if it goes forward, the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh will use machine-knitted blankets to cover the bridge’s towering superstructure while individual blankets knitted by more than 1,200 volunteers will be used to cover the bridge’s walkways.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/11yVnv0) hopes to cover the bridge in mid-August and leave the blankets in place for about four weeks.

After the blankets are removed, they’ll be washed and distributed to homeless shelters, nursing homes and animal shelters.

Knit-the-Bridge leader Amanda Gross says, “The point is to knit stronger communities.”

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com

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