Philadelphia, PA – It was a chilly evening on Friday, October 4th, but at the Saige Cafe, the coffee was hot, the atmosphere welcoming, and the artwork stunning. Local artist and 5th-year art student Stephanie Pogas had her first public art exhibit – showcasing her talents for friends, family, and art lovers on Temple University’s campus.

The granddaughter of an art teacher, Stephanie, was raised in an art-rich environment. She was awarded a scholarship to the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and is hoping to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps by becoming a high school art teacher once she graduates in May 2020.

Stephanie and her family are Parishioners at Saint Sophia and have been staunch supporters of the arts with both daughters. Stephanie’s sister Liz is a fashion designer in Los Angeles.