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SSA Junior's Artwork Featured in Chatham University Exhibit
 

Shady Side Academy junior Eliana Gagnon's artwork (below) will be featured in Chatham University's "Art as Survival: Creations of Black Youth" exhibit, held in the Chatham University Art Gallery from Feb. 1-17, 2018. A kickoff opening reception will be held in the gallery on Friday, Feb. 2, from 6-8 p.m., featuring music, short films, independent publications and live spoken word.

The Art as Survival exhibit is sponsored by Chatham University's Office of Multicultural Affairs, with the aim of highlighting that Black youth are often at the forefront of social movement and are very much activists. Young Black artists ages 10-25 from across Pittsburgh were invited to submit visual artwork to be displayed in the gallery during Black History Month. Twenty-two students submitted work, and 48 pieces were chosen for the exhibit, including four portraits from Gagnon titled KindredCaptivating GazeThe Igbo Ada Eze and Changing Up the Look.

 

Excited by the opportunity, Gagnon shared, "Being able to be part of an exhibit like this, which highlights the artistic abilities of the African-American youth, means more to me than I can express. My portraits that will be in the exhibit all purposefully depict African Americans with different kinds of hair, sense of style, etc. in order to show that there is great diversity within the African-American community."  (souce SSA)

 

Black History Month: Art as Survival: Creations of Black Youth Art Exhibit

FEBRUARY 1, 2018 TO FEBRUARY 17, 2018 
8:00 AM 
ART GALLERY

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Multicultural Affairs Office is excited to invite young Black artists from across Pittsburgh to submit their work to be displayed in the Chatham University Art Gallery during Black History Month in 2018. Black youth are often at the forefront of social movement and are very much activists. As artists and creators, they use visual, literary, performance and other facets of art to express that their personal is political. In this way, art becomes more than a hobby. It becomes a voice, an extension of oneself, and a means of survival. This gallery will display visual art (paintings, drawings, prints, typography work, and photographs) submitted by Black Pittsburgh youth.

Event Contact Information

Randi Congleton 
4123652499 
multiculturalaffairs@chatham.edu

 

 

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