Past Event M . e . :this hood
The Andy Warhol Museum presents the Homewood Artist Residency with
Staycee Pearl at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum. Opening & Community Celebration on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00pm.
The Homewood Artist Residency program is a collaboration between The Andy Warhol Museum and Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12. This residency is part of a larger arts based initiative in Homewood intended to increase cultural opportunities for students and their families in the community. The goals of these programs are to support African-American artists in Pittsburgh and to use the arts as a tool to foster community vitality and support educational achievement in Homewood. Staycee Pearl is the second artist in resident at Westinghouse Academy and began working with the students in March 2014.
Staycee Pearl earned a BFA in Studio Arts with a minor in Africana Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Staycee has spent several years honing her skills in choreography, visual art, literature, installation, and media arts, while examining community, culture and history. Staycee's continued education experiences include local and national programs. In 2005, she was honored with a choreographic fellowship through Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy in Concord Mass, under the tutelage of Gus Solomon, and Richard Colton. She has been mentored by Urban Bush Woman's Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, participating as a fellow with the Summer Leadership Institute: Place Matters in 2006.
Staycee will be exhibiting the first installation in a series called M . e . Morphing environments, a series of works demonstrating changing communities. The piece :this hood is a multimedia installation documenting the changes in Homewood, representing a perspective inspired by Westinghouse students and an imagined outcome versus the typical result of gentrification.
Please note that this event is not at the Museum.