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June 19: Media Advisory: Pittsburgh Creativity Project Hosts "Diversity and the Arts" Roundtable


Eric Sloss                          

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh Creativity
Project Hosts "Diversity and the Arts" Roundtable

Event: Artist Teresa Foley, head of Carnegie Mellon University's Pittsburgh Creativity Project, will present a multimedia presentation and lead a discussion among local artists about how community-oriented work engages and responds to ethnicity, ability, age, gender and other community demographics. Foley will ask attendees, "What do artists face in creating, programming or presenting work that responds to or emanates from specific communities in our region?" Invited roundtable artists will share archival images and discuss past art projects as it relates to contemporary notions of diversity.

Participating artists include Mary Tremonte, a DJ at the woman-centric dance party series Operation Sappho, Kirsten Ervin, the vocational artist and gallery curator at Everyone an Artist, and Mark Clayton Southers, founder and artistic director of the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company. Sponsored by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the New Hazlett Theater, the event is part of the Last Days Café, a monthly gathering of artists and creative professionals. The Last Days Café is a free happy hour, open to the public and held the last day of every month. The Creativity Project, which aims to create new initiatives to support the local artistic community, is housed within the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon. For more information, see

When: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Monday, June 30. Please RSVP to

Where: The New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh PA 15212