Eight note cards with envelopes. Patty Irrgang received the top award in the 2017 Cathedral Innovation Challenge for her Cathedral of Learning rendition.
Irrgang's rendition is a delicate watercolor painting of the Cathedral and accents from 16 of its Nationality Rooms. Irrgang is a staff member in Pitt’s Computing Services and Systems Development office and a Pitt alum three times over. ---
'Taking a drawing class was a requirement for my design degree. I thought it was a waste of everyone’s time since I couldn’t draw. I actually told them no thank you but I still had to take it. Little did I know, I was teachable and ended up loving it. Recently I have been able to spend more time painting and have concentrated on my love of the buildings on campus. I hope you enjoy Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Stadium Memories and Pennsylvania Hall Memories. I’ll be adding to the collection so look for those too!'