In-Dialogue series Presented by the #notwhite collectiveMonday, October 11, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The #notwhite collective in-Dialogue series features conversations with BIPOC, AALANA, indigenous and immigrant artists and arts administrators.
The series reimagines the past and present history of the arts sector by engaging and presenting the wealth of experience, strategies, and tactics of the global majority, notwhite descendants, inheritors of colonialism, indigenous and immigrants who navigate a predominantly white arts sector.
Series goal is to celebrate and recognize arts and cultural workers, especially those who tend to be under the radar and forgotten about. Speakers represent the Greater Western Pennsylvania region as well as National Leaders in the Arts.
The opening session spotlights Pittsburgh-based poet, collagist, and curator Corey Carrington. Carrington’s practice is used to initiate positive social change while exploring themes of identity, connectivity, community, and individuality.
About Corey Carrington: Corey’s work in performance and visual art have been seen at the August Wilson Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Wood Street Galleries, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, BOOM Concepts, and The University Gallery/Frick Fine Arts Building. Carrington curated his first exhibition, Electric Kool-Aid, in 2017 for the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. In 2019 he curated his second exhibit, BREATHE, an exclusively Black show, at Iamb Gallery. Professionally, Corey has been a changemaker with organizations such as, Allegheny Youth Development, Partner 4 Work, Contemporary Craft, and the Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh. Corey’s work can also be found via Deeper Than Grits Studios clothing line: https://deeperthangritsstudios.bigcartel.com/
About the #notwhite collective: The #notwhite collective is a group of 13 Women Artists whose mission is to use non-individualist, multi-disciplinary art to make our stories visible as we relate, connect and belong to the Global Majority.