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Join Assemble for a night of making with guest expert Alisha Wormsley. Make It! is an intimate evening fundraiser to learn about an artist’s process, art-making, and more! Attendees will also get to make their own bit of art. Join us to create World Building collages and animate it into smartphone films.
Tickets include food, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic drinks, plus all materials. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Assemble’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) programs. Wine will be provided by our board members. Non-alcoholic drink options will be available as well. Beer donated by East End Brewing Company. Sweet treats donated by Prohibition Pastries.
About the Artist:
Alisha B. Wormsley is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer. Her work is about collective memory and the synchronicity of time, specifically through the stories of women of color. Wormsley’s work has been honored and supported with a number of awards and grants to support programs: The People Are The Light (part of the Hillman Photography Initiative), afronaut(a) film and performance series, Homewood Artist Residency (in 2016 received the mayor’s public art award), the Children of NAN film series and archive, There Are Black People in the Future body of work. These projects and works have exhibited widely. Namely, the Andy Warhol Museum, Octavia Butler conference at Spelman University, Carnegie Museum of Art, Johannesburg SA, Studio XX in Montreal, Project Row House, the Houston Art League, Rush Art gallery in NY, the Charles Wright Museum in Detroit and most recently the Mattress Factory. Wormsley is currently working on a public park design around community and sustainable water, a temporary installation in Pittsburgh’s Market square, and a public program to put her text “There Are Black People In the Future” in residence to open up discourse around displacement and gentrification. Wormsley has an MFA in Film and Video from Bard College and is an adjunct professor of art at Carnegie Mellon University.