Children from Pittsburgh’s Hill District and students
from Carnegie-Mellon University created "Jazzosaurus"
in honor of the rich cultural history of Centre Avenue and
the Hill District. The neighborhood is known, in part, for
its place in the development of jazz, hence the dino’s
Role Models Program coordinated the project with local artist
Jorge Meyer. Since 1991, the Role Models Program has been
bussing youths from the Hill to the University
for tutoring and mentoring. The program seeks to give children
hope by helping them to think about and prepare for the future.
"Jazzosaurus" is a beautiful song of hope—a
piece of artwork that reflects both a powerful past and a
future full of possibilities.
PNC Bank takes a comprehensive approach to helping enrich
the lives of its neighbors and drive economic development
in the regions it serves. Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s
DinoMite Days was a great fit for this strategy—it highlighted
the museum’s outstanding displays, showcased the work
of area artists, and attracted visitors to the core of our
region. PNC Bank was proud to play a role.