“Art of Pittsburgh” Exhibition and Sale
To Benefit Historic Atlanta Neighborhood
Atlanta: The Pittsburgh Collaborative, an Atlanta-based civic organization, will host its inaugural "Art of Pittsburgh" fundraiser March 3, 2018, from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Pittman Park Recreation Center, 950 Garibaldi Street SW, Atlanta, 30310, in the historic Pittsburgh community.
The "Art of Pittsburgh" will feature African American lithographs, posters, and small original works of art by renowned artists Gilbert Young and the late Carl Owens, and books documenting the history of the Pittsburgh community written by Elder Richard “Moriba” Kelsey. Young is widely known for a work entitled "He Ain't Heavy" showing a man reaching down for another man's hand. Owens is famous for a work called "Little Flower," featuring a young girl surrounded by flowers.
The Pittsburgh Collaborative, organized in 2017 by Elder Kelsey, is comprised of Pittsburgh residents, Pittsburgh business owners, Pittsburgh neighborhood organizations, and representatives from Atlanta's Historically Black Colleges and Universities who are concerned with preserving the history and culture of one of the oldest African American communities in South Atlanta. The Pittsburgh neighborhood is documented as being founded in 1883.
Proceeds from the art show and sale will support programming conceived and presented by the Pittsburgh Collaborative including monumental murals, historic landmark preservation, re-discovering community history to endow a permanent archive, intergenerational outreach and engagement, and educational opportunities with the support of staff, faculty, and students of the local HBCU’s.
For additional information or to support the work of the Pittsburgh Collaborative, visit www.facebook.com/pittsburghcollaborative/, or contact Winfrey Young at (678) 933-2691.