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September 2020

Like the Shapes of Clouds on Water
September 18, 2020 to December 13, 2020

New Gallery Hours: Thursday 3pm – 8pm Friday 3pm – 8pm Saturday 12pm – 5pm Sunday 12pm – 5pm AWAACC Galleries remain free and open to the public. Dominic Chambers is a New Haven-based artist from St.Louis, MO. Chambers received his BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and an MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 2019. Chambers creates large scale paintings and drawings that reference literary narratives cited in books, various mythologies, and African-American…

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October 2020

AWCommunity Day: Fall Edition
October 24 @ 11:00 am

Barrels to Beethoven Ensemble: Live Performance UPMC Discussion: Indea Herndon with Dr. Camille Clarke-Smith Indea Herndon of UPMC’s Center For Engagement and Inclusion will conduct an interview with Dr. Camille Clarke-Smith, President & Executive Director of THAW, Inc. THAW, Inc. is an organization that improves the health and quality of life for African American Women and the communities they live in; through education and other interventions that promote health awareness and personal development. This interview will center around the origins…

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Lit Fridays
October 30 @ 6:00 pm

Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, featuring conversations and guest performances on the last Friday of each month at 6:00p EST via Facebook Live and Zoom Webinar. All conversations are moderated by AWAACC Literary Curator, Jessica Lanay. Oct 30 6p EST- Bernardine Evaristo Bernardine Evaristo is the author of the 2019 Booker Prize-winning novel Girl, Woman, Other. Her numerous other works span the genres of fiction, verse fiction, short fiction,…

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November 2020

Summer Youth Writers Camp
November 14 @ 11:00 am

Youth Writers Camp curriculum addresses social justice issues during this current time while maintaining August Wilson’s literary legacy as a core objective. Youth Writers Camp focuses on creating a poetic monologue in the style and themes of Troy Maxson in Fences (or in imitation of other characters across Wilson’s plays). Time is allotted for discussions, readings, writing and share out! Please join us for another impactful writing experience with Cameron Barnett and the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. Youth…

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Dominic Chambers: Like the Shapes of Clouds on Water| Artist Talk
November 20 @ 6:00 pm

Join artists Dominic Chambers and Shikeith for a conversation about creating work that centers Black interior life, cultural memory, and joy. Shikeith is a conceptual artist working in installation, sculpture, photography, and film. His work explores the psychological landscape of Black masculinity and personhood.

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December 2020

Dominic Chambers: Like the Shapes of Clouds on Water| Artist Talk
December 8 @ 6:00 pm

Join Dominic Chambers, Amani Lewis, and Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski for a discussion about the ways in which artists use storytelling, fantasy, and pleasure to remind us of the expansiveness and wealth of Black humanity. Amani Lewis is a mixed-media artist whose practice shares overlooked stories of the Black community in Baltimore and presents a counter-narrative to mainstream media that often misrepresents them. Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski is an Afro-Boriquen interdisciplinary artist who experiments with how to name the conflation of celebration…

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November 2021

Take Center Stage Gala
November 13, 2021

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center in Pittsburgh gratefully acknowledges Take Center Stage Artistic Chair Constanza Romero Wilson, who along with Corporate Co-Chair Franco Harris, will lead this exciting event. We’re thrilled to announce our Host Committee Co-Chairs, Denise and Cain Hayes, who with support from our Legacy Co-Chairs, Judy and Ron Davenport, will help to make this a night to remember. "A true cultural gem of Pittsburgh, the August Wilson African American Cultural Center has cemented itself as…

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