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Navigating as a Black Creative In Pittsburgh
October 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On Saturday, October 26th, J. Thomas Agnew will host a special panel, with moderator Jourdan Hicks, at BOOM Concepts. The panel will include questions based on interviews from “Navigating As A Black Creative In Pittsburgh”. Light brunch will be available before the panel begins, along with a preview of the 4 interviews including; Alisha Wormsley, Day Bracey, Keea Hart, and Khamil Scantling.
About “Navigating As A Black Creative In Pittsburgh” (words by J. Thomas Agnew):
While having some success as a black creative in Pittsburgh has happened, it hasn’t been consistent enough. Not for myself, not for my peers, not for our creative community as a whole. “Navigating As A Black Creative In Pittsburgh,” is a piece that will include visual interviews with 4 entrepreneurs who have had ups and problematic downs as artist, freelancers, curators, and business owners having to constantly prove they’re qualified for jobs, fight for equal pay, work triple time to get half the notice as their white peers for opportunities to further display their ingenious skill sets. These interviews will be
recorded, edited, and released online.
“Navigating As A Black Creative In Pittsburgh” is a part of the “There Are Black People In The Future” residency created by Alisha Wormsley. Wormsley, in collaboration with the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council’s Office of Public Art (OPA), launched the There Are Black People in the Future Artwork-in-Residence program and the program sought out proposals that explore the relevance of the phrase “There Are Black People in the Future” in various communities and was open to artists, teachers, and community members who lived and/or worked in East Liberty, Bloomfield, Garfield, Larimer, and Homewood.