Special Projects are a vital part of Youth Programming at The Warhol. These projects are usually collaborations between local, national, and international artists who work closely with a group of youth to create new works including installations, zines, print portfolios, documentaries and more.
One of our special projects in 2006 was around the special exhibition, The F-Word , curated by Liz Thomas. The Warhol drew from a group of high school youth who were already tightly-knit though their weekly studio nights at Artist’s Image Resource (AIR), a nonprofit printmaking space on Pittsburgh’s North Side, to create three issues of a zine-as-gallery guide. Each issue featured writings, drawings and collages culled from students’ journals, as well as original work created during weekly meetings. Students collaborated with a Pittsburgh-based artist for each issue, creating content for the zine and independent artist’s projects; the artists were Etta Cettera, Ayanah Moor, and Wendy Osher