Post Gazette: “An energetic spirit sparks artistic fun at Irma Freeman Center for Imagination”

The PG published a wonderful article about us on Tuesday. It was written by Diana Nelson Jones, and it begins:

Walkabout: An energetic spirit sparks artistic fun at Irma Freeman Center for Imagination

By Diana Nelson Jones / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When I first met Sheila Ali about 20 years ago, it was to report on her launch of an offset-press magazine called Girl’s Life.

Ms. Ali kind of fascinated me. It was a long time ago so I don’t recall how I knew, but she was clearly more than a young entrepreneur; I sensed a whimsical artist within her and thought about her from time to time.

Earlier this year, I finally stopped to see the sign on a dazzling facade of mosaic glass at 5006 Penn Ave. in Garfield. It read “Irma Freeman Center for Imagination.”

I Googled it later and saw Sheila Ali’s name as executive director. She created the mosaic from recycled glass.

Click here to continue reading the full article on Post-Gazette.com!

New website and blog!

Welcome to the brand new website of The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination! We now have this blog area, where we can post announcements, news, and other random thoughts.  Check back for updates!