In 2016, The Office of Public Art of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council announced a call for artists to be artists in residence within a community. I was selected by Wilkinsburg, one of 6 neighborhoods selected for the project in Pittsburgh.
After a year long ‘placemaking academy’ produced by the amazing Renee Piechocki and Sallyann Kluz, 6 artists and 6 neighborhood teams designed projects in collaboration with their communities and places.
“Come Over, Come Eat, Come Play” by Jennifer Chenoweth in collaboration with the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation and the Wilkinsburg Community Art and Civic Design Commission with sponsorship by the Temporary Public Art and Placemaking Program of Neighborhood Allies and the Office of Public Art of Pittsburgh.
“Come Over, Come Eat, Come Play” will include creating drawings of the historical architecture in Wilkinsburg, and displaying the drawings as a moving exhibit with free community activities from open drawing sessions to domino games to breakfast parties to dance parties all around the Borough. Activities will occur during the Summer of 2017 and the Summer of 2018. You are invited. All activities are free and open to all ages.
Read an article in the Wilkinsburg Sun about the project here.
I am delighted, honored and excited about this project and the Community of Wilkinsburg.
The funding for this project came from the Heinz Endowments and the Hillman Family Foundations. THANK YOU!
In funny “small world” news, Fisterra Studio previous guest artists for the East Austin Studio Tour, Katie Rose Pipkin and Lee Webster attend Carnegie Mellon University and live in Wilkinsburg. Great company!