In 1949, a young Andy Warhol left Pittsburgh and settled in New York City, where he balanced a career as a commercial illustrator with dreams of success in the art world. How do artists pay the bills in 2018? How is Pittsburgh’s art scene evolving and changing? Join us as we discuss the challenges and opportunities facing working artists and creative communities in Pittsburgh today. Panel participants include Casey Droege, cultural producer, artist, and Executive Director of Casey Droege Cultural Productions; D.S. Kinsel, creative entrepreneur, cultural agitator, and co-founder of BOOM Concepts; Chris McGinnis, artist, educator, and Director and Chief Curator for Rivers of Steel Arts; and David B. Pankratz, Research & Policy Director of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. The talk will be moderated by Isolde Brielmaier, Assistant Professor of Critical Studies in the Department of Photography, Imaging and Emerging Media at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Art in Context
Artists, scholars, and community members come together to consider creative expression in relation to timely political and social concerns.