Untitled – By: Chace Campbell September 13, 2019 By: Editor Kyle

From the artist:

This piece is the result of deconstructing and reassembling my usual creative process with the intention of observing how the pairing of new mediums and a more experimental approach would affect various aspects of a given creation.

Previously I relied solely on geometric forms and flowing lines to convey subtle variations of calmness and balance. While I’m still very fond of that simplicity and the results it gave, I’m now more interested in exploring elements of randomness and play within my work.

Catching a Glimpse of Zach Sierocki May 6, 2018 By: Editor Kyle

Zach is an artist that uses abstract and colorful techniques to bring style and personality to different well known characters. Very diverse in his work, he paints rocks smaller than pennies to the outside of buildings. You can catch Zach live Finger Painting at Art All Night, Millvale Music Festival, and LionFire Music Festival. His use of color and persistent line-work has created a unique style recognized throughout the city of Pittsburgh. You can also see his work in the Contemporary Art of Excellence book for sale globally at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, & Kindle.

Introducing Wicked Pittsburgh Artist: Brittney Chantele January 5, 2018 By: Co-Editor Mike

Wicked Pittsburgh recently signed on it’s latest addition – singer-songwriter, visual artist, poet, and activist, Brittney Chantele.


Craft: Visual Artist and Musician


Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA


Bio: Brittney Chantele aspires for her art to inspire people emotionally, mentally, and physically. While some of Brittney’s work is approached in an abstract connection with her PTSD from military service, other works are more boldly politically-charged in such a way that openly addresses many issues within the armed forces.


Follow Brittney on Instagram @brittneychantele – or view more of her work on Wicked Pittsburgh here.

Training Day: Inside SCI Greene Maximum Security Prison December 21, 2017 By: Co-Editor Mike

Twelve maximum security inmates, seven community volunteers, and five puppies. This is the group of dedicated individuals making up the Canine Partners for Life(CPL) training program in SCI Greene Maximum Security Prison.


The non-profit program enables inmates in Pennsylvania and Maryland to train prospective service dogs for 12-18 months inside the prison before the pups move on to formal training at the Canine Partners for Life headquarters.


After graduating from the two-year program the service dogs go on to assist the handicapped or mentally disabled. Over the course of their 26-year existence Canine Partners for Life has placed over 650 service dogs in 45 states across America.


Past the Masks – A Look at Dia de Los Muertos November 19, 2017 By: Co-Editor Mike

It is October 31st. Children skip through the 600-year old streets of Patzcuaro, Mexico, collecting candy, as families, business owners, and churches prepare for the annual Dia de los Muertos celebration the following day. Vibrant orange marigolds hang from every tree, archway, and sign in sight. The mouth-watering scent of cooking elotes drift across the town square, as traditional dancers bound amidst the hanging globe lights. Patzcuaro is known for its rich and traditional celebration of the holiday, and this is just the beginning.


Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is an annual celebration deeply rooted in Mexican tradition, family values, honoring the deceased, and respecting your elders. The celebration is commonly misunderstood – being incorrectly associated with Halloween, pagan rituals, and costumes. This unfortunate, and inaccurate, perception is likely a result of selective media coverage and pop culture influence. This will…

Letter From the Editor November 12, 2017 By: Editor Kyle

The internet is the place we go to be someone else. Our online personas are often vastly different than our “irl” personalities. In some instances, this place is an escape from reality.


Not really a profound observation, right? What this common sentiment misses, though, is that we do the same exact thing even when we’re away from our glowing screens and clever usernames.


When then, are we genuine? How do we find out who people really are? One of the most authentic forms of communication is artistic expression. That’s why Basement Outpost wants to create a space that allows you to submit your thoughts and artistic creations for the world to see. Your submissions will be reviewed by our editor (me) and/or staff and later posted on the blog. They can be displayed with your name if you wish or with a username if you’d rather remain anonymous. The…