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2 Pittsburgh Graffiti Gang Members Arrested

2 Pittsburgh Graffiti Gang Members Arrested

Police have arrested two men in connection with $4,200 worth of graffiti damage throughout the city of Pittsburgh.

Police said their investigation began when graffiti displaying “CCK,” “3311,” “DRAMA” and “SLAVE” started appearing in the city in October 2008.

Police concluded that “CCK” was an abbreviation for “Crazy Cracka Killas,” a known graffiti group. Police said “3311” was the numerical value of each first letter in the alphabet, with both Cs equaling a “3” and K equaling “11.”

In February 2009, police said the graffiti was found in a men’s bathroom stall at a restaurant. The IDs of those inside were checked and Stephen Wadlow, of Pittsburgh, and Patrick Walsh, of Dormont, both 22 years old, were identified as suspects.

Police said both were interviewed the following month and received summons arrests.

Police said the men were responsible for damage to 10 different sites in the city, totaling $4,200.

Both men have been charged with $2,100 in damages and face seven counts each of criminal mischief.

Ceramics show at Rowan gallery

Ceramics show at Rowan gallery

GLASSBORO Rowan University’s High Street Gallery will welcome ceramic exhibits to its space in downtown Glassboro beginning March 24 and continuing through April 3.Ê

A joint opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25.Ê Rowan student ceramist Emiley Ross of Millington will be exhibiting work in her show “The Main Course” along with the ceramic works of Professor Joe Gower’s students in a show titled “Rowan University Student Ceramic Exhibition.”Ê

“My senior show is focusing on simplicity and functionality,” Ross says. “I want viewers to look at my ceramics and pay more attention to the form and shapes, rather than the glaze and colors. My pieces in the show emphasize curving lines and full-figured forms.”

Gower’s group show is an exhibition of student work from the Rowan University ceramics department. “Rowan University Student Ceramic Exhibition” presents works by Sarah Ginder, Brian Rowan, Jason Trautz, Brenda Kele, Will Ott, Jane Choi, Colleen Bialecki, Scott Middleton and Mike Mergner.

High Street Gallery is a student-run and operated gallery space dedicated to assisting Rowan University’s student artists in gaining valuable experience in exhibiting their work. The gallery is located at 11 E. High St., and is open Wednesday through Friday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4:30 p.m