Come Over, Come Eat, Come Play | artist Jennifer Chenoweth with Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation and the Wilkinsburg Community Art and Civic Design Commission
July 30, 2018 10:24 am
Come Over, Come Eat, Come Play is a multilayered endeavor that includes community engagement, and a survey of historic buildings with a special focus on churches. Chenoweth’s work in Wilkinsburg began with community meals, dance parties, and other pop-up events as a way for her to meet residents of the neighborhood, and for residents to meet each other. Chenoweth also drew the local churches on table tops and placed the tables throughout the neighborhood to begin conversations about architecture, culture, and history over meals, meetings, and sometimes games. Her goal throughout the engagement period of the project was to bring people together, garner trust, and find out what makes Wilkinsburg unique. Come Over, Come Eat, Come P/aywill culminate in a tour of Wilkinsburg’s historic buildings, with arts programming at each stop. The tour is scheduled for October 13, 2018. For more information, visit tinyur l.com/O PA-ComeOver.