From Archive to Creation: Real-Life Connections
An event hosted by the Center for Creativity, a part of the University Library System's From the Hill to the Stage: Celebrating the Opening of the August Wilson Archive.
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Text & conText Lab, Hillman Library
Registration is required (free)
"In creating plays I often use the image of a stewing pot in which I toss various things that I'm going to make use of.” - August Wilson
Explore your own connection to the world and words of August Wilson by creating a mixed-media collage in this hands-on workshop. Using reproductions of text and visual elements from the August Wilson Archive, as well as vintage material from magazines and other sources, build your own unique artwork bridging Wilson’s world and yours.
Participants are invited to bring copies of one or two items of personal paper ephemera - photos, letters, journal pages, etc. - to incorporate into their works.
The facilitator for this workshop is Deavron Dailey, a mixed-media artist from Detroit who now lives and works in Pittsburgh. In addition to over 10 years in professional art design and production, Deavron has experience in curating and facilitating, including his participation in the 2013 Carnegie International. In recent years his art practice has expanded to include public art, and he currently has nearly 10 large-scale public artworks to his credit.
Hillman Library is located at 3960 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Metered on-street parking is available on various streets surrounding the library. Parking is also available at Soldiers & Sailors Parking Garage (.2 miles from the library).
The entrance to the library is located at the Forbes Avenue address, accessed by a ramp leading from street level to the First Floor plaza. The Text & conText Lab is located on the Third Floor.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or accessibility accommodation requests.
For other August Wilson Archive-related events, visit, pi.tt/AWCelebration.