Celebrates the Final Stop of the Gallery Crawl: Virtual Edition with
#notwhite collective’s WE ARE THE GLOBAL MAJORITY decolonizing SPACE
Pittsburgh, PA – The 2021 Gallery Crawl: Virtual Edition, a project of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, comes to an end with the third and final Crawl Stop. This portion of the Gallery Crawl includes a live-streaming dinner party on Friday, May 21, in conjunction with #notwhite collective’s We Are The Global Majority decolonizing SPACE exhibition that opens on Friday, June 4. In addition, the Virtual Market featuring 23 Pittsburgh-based artists will remain open through May 31, 2021.
This portion of the Gallery Crawl: Virtual Edition signifies the transition to in-person programming in the Cultural District. The opening of SPACE Gallery on June 4 with the #notwhite collective will be the first in-person programming in the Cultural District since March of 2020. Sarah Gilmer, Program Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement-Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, shares, “This final Crawl Stop not only continues to support the mission of the event, but also provides much needed excitement and hope to the Pittsburgh area to finally rejoice together. The community has been so patient and supportive, but I know everyone is craving in-person artistic experiences that bring us together at last”.
On May 21st we will be live-streaming a dinner party with members of the #notwhite collective and with it, a window into how 13 women artists dream forward an inclusive, healing humanity, where one can be fully who we are. In the face of the nuanced oppression today, we make our stories visible as we relate, connect, and belong to the Global Majority, living on and finding joy, peace, and love. Advanced registration for this free event is required at https://trustarts.typeform.com/to/EbGccr2o.
For the Collective, food has always been central not just to sharing our cultures, but in taking deep, tender care for each other. For this reason, we choose to eat food made by the sister of a collective member, native Brazilian who grew up in Pittsburgh, Chef Keila Maneese. We believe deeply in uplifting families and women of the Global Majority. Keila has over 10 years of experience in the kitchen professionally, she has a calling for food that nourishes and renews a sense of hope and healing. Keila is serving her specialty this evening. Birria de Res Con Consomé is a Mexican dish from the state of Jalisco. During the era of “Conquista”, the following 100 years that followed the violence of Spanish Colonizers brought famine and a devastating drop in the population of indigenous Mexicans. The lack of food led to the locals using goats for meat, which was not common at this time. And just like that, the first “birriero” (birria maker) was born.
In gastronomic terms, the word birria means: “Exquisite savory dish, full of culture and tradition.” This dish can be eaten as the stew or as it's quickly becoming popular in the US, as tacos!
This dinner is in preparation for the We Are The Global Majority show that opens June 4th, at SPACE Gallery in Downtown Pittsburgh. The #notwhite collective expresses the hybridized and multifaceted aspects of self-defined liberation; we accept cultural fluidity as a means of seeing and being seen, each member declaring their existence, individually and collectively, through our voices, bodies and art. This show will feature not only the Collective but a total of 30 women of the Global Majority.
The #notwhite collective is a group of 13 women artists whose mission is to use non-individualistic, multi-disciplinary art to make their stories visible as they relate, connect, and belong to the Global Majority. The show takes place at 812 Liberty Avenue through Sunday, August 1, 2021.
Spicy, warm, full of legacy and culture, you can see why we chose Chef Keila, and her specialty dish Birria de Res Con Consomé.
Join us as we gather, break corn tortillas, discuss our lives, current events, and most importantly hold space for each other. We are excited to welcome you to our virtual table.
Virtual Market (available now through May 31)
Explore work from 23 talented, Pittsburgh-based artists selling painting, jewelry, photography, fiber art, sculpture and more. You can learn about the artists and preview their work at TrustArts.org/Crawl, plus tap or click through the links they've provided to make a purchase or to talk with them about their art.
Since 2004, the quarterly Gallery Crawls, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, have brought nearly 30,000 annual visitors in and around the community to be part of this immersive artistic ‘open house’ experience for Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District serves as a medium to promote inclusion and diversity through collaborative partnerships and welcomes everyone in the community, and visitors alike, to participate in a showcase of immersive artistic experiences. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is committed to developing partnerships with local businesses, artists and nonprofits who facilitate a dynamic atmosphere for communal artistic expression. Each business partner has creative choice over the content displayed in their space during the Gallery Crawl. Visual art galleries owned by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust including Wood Street Galleries, SPACE, 707 Penn Gallery and 937 Liberty feature exhibition openings during each Crawl by local, regional, national and international artists, as well as throughout the year. TrustArts.org/Crawl
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. TrustArts.org | @CulturalTrust on Facebook · Instagram · Twitter