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Art for August

Art for August is a new initiative by August Wilson House to support local artists by commissioning original work that celebrates the legacy of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

 

This installation is being hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Library System at Hillman Library on the 3rd Floor.

 

Ten selected Pittsburgh-area artists created new art that pays homage to the influence of the work and life of Wilson.

 

August Wilson House (AWH), a community and cultural center being developed in the Hill District home where the playwright lived as a child, selected the 10 artists from submissions made to a February 2021 request for proposals, which asked artists to outline their creative visions, medium of material expression and more.

 

The 10 selected represent a range of artistic experiences across gender, age, community engagement and varied media.

 

The 10 commissioned artists are:

Brandon Jennings, illustrator

Dominick McDuffie, artist/photographer

Carlos Peterson, sculptor

Charlotte Ka, paintings, mosaics, installations

LaVerne Kemp, fiber artist, quilter

David Pohl, illustrator

Donna Ford, quilter

Corey Carrington/Grits Capone, painter, poet

Marlon Gist, painter, portraiture

Jasmynie Miller, painter

 

More information on August Wilson House can be found at

augustwilsonhouse.org

 

More information on the artists can be found at

augustwilsonbirthdaycelebration.com/art-for-august-artist-interviews

 

Monday, October 25 at 12:00 a.m.

More dates through November 1, 2021

Hillman Library, 3rd Floor
3960 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Art for August

Art for August is a new initiative by August Wilson House to support local artists by commissioning original work that celebrates the legacy of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

 

This installation is being hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Library System at Hillman Library on the 3rd Floor.

 

Ten selected Pittsburgh-area artists created new art that pays homage to the influence of the work and life of Wilson.

 

August Wilson House (AWH), a community and cultural center being developed in the Hill District home where the playwright lived as a child, selected the 10 artists from submissions made to a February 2021 request for proposals, which asked artists to outline their creative visions, medium of material expression and more.

 

The 10 selected represent a range of artistic experiences across gender, age, community engagement and varied media.

 

The 10 commissioned artists are:

Brandon Jennings, illustrator

Dominick McDuffie, artist/photographer

Carlos Peterson, sculptor

Charlotte Ka, paintings, mosaics, installations

LaVerne Kemp, fiber artist, quilter

David Pohl, illustrator

Donna Ford, quilter

Corey Carrington/Grits Capone, painter, poet

Marlon Gist, painter, portraiture

Jasmynie Miller, painter

 

More information on August Wilson House can be found at

augustwilsonhouse.org

 

More information on the artists can be found at

augustwilsonbirthdaycelebration.com/art-for-august-artist-interviews

 

Monday, October 25 at 12:00 a.m.

More dates through November 1, 2021

Hillman Library, 3rd Floor
3960 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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