August Wilson Center for African American Culture Announces Common Ground: Affrilachia! Where I’m From Exhibition

. November 12, 2011 . 0 Comments

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture Announces Common Ground: Affrilachia! Where I’m From an exhibition opening November 18, 2011 at 5:30 pm FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Featuring nearly 50 works of art from Western Pennsylvania and beyond, this exhibition is a collaboration between The Center and the Affrilachian Art Project, headed by Marie Cochran, independent art curator and professor working in North Carolina and Georgia. This exhibition features local and regional artists—emerging and established—whose works typify the themes and sensibilities that spring from rural and urban life in the Appalachian region.

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents an ongoing schedule of richly textured, vibrantly focused exhibits.

One of only two major arts institutions in the world named for Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson, the August Wilson Center for African American Culture engages regional and national audiences in its mission of preserving, presenting, interpreting, celebrating and shaping the art, culture and history of African Americans utilizing the rich history, legacy and culture of African Americans from Western Pennsylvania as a foundation.

From its new home in a vibrant Cultural District, the sleekly modern August Wilson Center offers multiple exhibition galleries, a 486-seat theater for performances in all genres, an education center for classes, lectures and hands-on learning, and dazzling spaces for community programs and events. The Center is a place like no other for experiencing theater, dance, music, history, film, literature, visual art, interactive education and spectacular entertainment, all under one roof. – www.augustwilsoncenter.org

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