Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Showcase Noir Helps Celebrate Black History Month

The Mask I Wear  - Acrylic by Monique Luck

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is excited to announce the 2017 Showcase Noir Artist and Designer Exhibit and Sale. The annual bazaar will take place at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, February 24 through 26, 2017. Showcase Noir will coincide with the first annual Black Bottom Film Festival, marking the celebration of Black History Month.

“Showcase Noir brings some of the most talented artists and designers from around the country to Pittsburgh to celebrate the diversity created and preserved in the African Diaspora. From fine jewelry, to beautiful abstract paintings, to pottery and sculpture, Showcase Noir has something for everyone with an interest in art.

 Additionally, for the first time, we are very proud to present Showcase Noir in tandem with the Black Bottom Film Festival. These two events celebrate the cultural contributions of Blacks and African-Americans, a wonderful concluding weekend to Black History Month” comments Janis Burley Wilson, Vice President, Strategic Partnership and Community at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Ceramic Statuettes by Mary Martin 
For the first time in its 14-year history, the Showcase will be held over the course of an entire weekend. The Showcase features emerging and established artists, both local and national, representing the African Diaspora. Their works – a diverse array of paintings, sculpture, photographs, fiber art, jewelry, and pottery – will be on display and for sale. Live music, DJs and artist demos will complement the Showcase throughout the weekend.

Participating artists and organizations include: Christine Bethea, Corey Carrington, D.S. Kinsel, Bekezala Mguni, EDGE LIFE by Malique Dees, Gregory Garay, Natiq Jalil, Ashley A. Jones, Juliandra Jones, LaVerne Kemp, Knotzland, Mary Martin, Christina McNeese, Harriette A. Meriwether, Quentin “C.D.” Perry, Ramon Riley, Sharrell “Rell” Rushin, Florence Smith, and Christine Ugbomah.

The showcase will be open Friday, February 24 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 25 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 26 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
For more information, visit www.TrustArts.org or call 412-456-6666.

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