This is a Zoom webinar and requires registration.
Why do we so often only talk about Black lives once they have been lost? For the fall Women in the Arts Network Meetup, Pittsburgh artists Jasmine Green, Naomi Allen, and Jacque Mae present visual art and poetry that explore and tackle this question in "Flowers While We're Still Living" on August 19, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. Following the artists' performance, participants will have the opportunity to engage with the artists. This network meetup will be presented via Zoom.
A message from Jasmine Green on “Flowers While We’re Still Living”: "While it is important to fight for those who were killed unjustly and tear down the systems that allow such injustice to continue, we must also be willing to speak up for, celebrate, and protect those who are still among us. Don’t wait until we are dead to give us our flowers; let us have them while we can still smell them.”
Registration is required. The $10 registration fee helps us to cover the artists’ time.
About the Artist Panel
Jasmine Green is a Black poet and visual artist born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Growing up in Pittsburgh, a city known for both being one of the most segregated major cities in the country as well as a city with the worst overall outcomes for Black Women in terms of health, happiness, and success, positive representations of Black Women were few and far in between. To try to counteract this, Jasmine strives to create artwork that tells the story of Black Women in as bold and creative ways as possible. Jasmine is currently a member of 1Hood Media, an artist collective based in Pittsburgh that is dedicated to utilizing art as a means of raising awareness about social justice matters affecting people around the world."
Naomi Allen is a singer-songwriter, rapper, actress, poet, artist, director, teaching artist, and activist from Pittsburgh, PA. In 2016, she won the August Wilson Monologue competition and as a result was awarded a $20,000 scholarship to attend Point Park University, where she received her BFA in Acting in the Spring of 2020. She is a member of 1Hood Media and plans to use art as a tool to teach the youth about social issues in the world, as well as helping them to use their voices and learn to love themselves.
Jacquea Mae is an amazing singer, actress and creative artist that has graced the mic at several open mics, theatrical productions and has featured as an artist at many venues, festivals, open mics and more throughout the city of Pittsburgh and beyond. Ms. Mae continues to receive rave reviews for her powerful, soulful and from-the-gut performances.
About the Women in the Arts Network
Women in the Arts is a group specifically for female-identifying and gender non-conforming artists, arts administrators, and advocates to network, collaborate, socialize, and support one another. Many artists work in isolation, or within a specific artistic discipline. Women in the Arts hosts a quarterly meetup to provide a platform to meet potential collaborators and support one another in our projects. This peer network is hosted by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and coordinated by local artist, Kirsten Ervin. Join the Women in the Arts Network Facebook group or sign-up to receive email updates about upcoming events.
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