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April 2017

Live mural painting and demonstrations at Carrie Furnaces

April 29th, 2017 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Swiss­vale, PA 15218
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RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hcuap-field-trip-day-live-paint-demonstrations-at-the-carrie-furnaces-tickets-33897144271

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January 2019

HCUAP DRINK and INK fundraiser

January 28th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm
A I R : Artist Image Resource, 518 Fore­land St
Pitts­burgh, 15212
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Suggested Dona­tion $10

HCUAP seeks to create plat­forms for conver­sa­tion and educa­tion about urban art produc­tion (graf­fiti, street art, and muralism, among other genres), and to explore aesthetic and histor­ical connec­tions between the post-indus­trial cities of Pitts­burgh, Chicago, and León Guana­juato Mexico.

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February 2019

Nicole Marroquin – Redeveloping a People’s Movement – Lecture

February 8th, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Comu­nity Forge, 1256 Franklin Ave
Pitts­burgh, PA 15221
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Join Nicole Marro­quin who will be joining us from Chicago at Commu­nity Forge in Wilkins­burg Rede­vel­oping a People’s Move­ment: Power and Public Partic­i­pa­tion in Chicago Summary: In this talk Nicole Marro­quin will discuss how graf­fiti informs the peoples’ move­ment for power and public partic­i­pa­tion in Chicago. An artist-educator, Marro­quin uses art and archives to explore histo­ries and futures for activism. There will be time for ques­tions and answers and a recep­tion to follow. This event is free and open to the public. The event is part of a series of events created by Hemi­spheric Conver­sa­tions Urban Art Project. Biog­raphy: Nicole Marro­quin is an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary artist, researcher and teacher educator whose current research looks at Chicago school upris­ings between 1967–74. She has recently been in-resi­dence at the Chicago Cultural Center, with the Propeller Fund at Mana Contem­po­rary, at Water­shed, Ragdale, ACRE and Oxbow. Recently, she has presented projects at the Inter­na­tional Sculp­ture Confer­ence in Philadel­phia, at New School in New York, at the Midwestern Archivist Confer­ence in Chicago, at the Newberry Library, Harold Wash­ington Public Library, DePaul Museum of Art, Glass Curtain Gallery, Hull House Museum, North­western Univer­sity and the Museum of Contem­po­rary Art. Spon­sored by Hemi­spheric Conver­sa­tions: Urban Art Project. Thanks…

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May 2019

HCUAP POP UP Exhibit at AIR

May 10th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm
A I R : Artist Image Resource, 518 Fore­land St
Pitts­burgh, 15212
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Free

Hemi­spheric Conver­sa­tions Urban Art Project (hcuap.com) is taking over the garages at AIR for a one night only POP UP exhibit. Featuring an inter­na­tional range of emerging and estab­lished artists pre-curated along­side an open call. The opening event will have live music, snacks and alco­holic bever­ages for your enjoy­ment. BYOB.

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Carrie Furnaces Mural

May 11th, 2019 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Swiss­vale, PA 15218
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Free

HCUAP and Rivers of Steel are proud to present our latest collab­o­ra­tive mural at the historic Carrie Blast Furnaces with artists from Chicago, Léon Mexico, and Pitts­burgh. Come meet the artists, watch live painting, and take in the sights of the historic iron furnaces. This is a free event, all are welcome.

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January 2020

Institutional Colors in My Neighborhood Guest Lecturer: GLOE

January 27th @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm
Commu­nity of Christ Church in Beechview, 1805 Tonopah Ave
Pitts­burgh, PA 15216
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Free

Join Hemi­spheric Conver­sa­tions Urban Art Project and the Carnegie Library of Pitts­burgh in welcoming Guest Lecturer: GLOE (Glorida Tala­mantes, Creator of Brown Walls Project in Chicago Illi­nois January 27, 2020 6pm- 7pm with recep­tion to follow Guest Lecturer: GLOE (Gloria Tala­mantes, Creator of Brown Walls Project in Chicago Illi­nois) Hosted by HCUAP and Carnegie Library of Pitts­burgh Loca­tion: Commu­nity of Christ, 1805 Tonapah Street Beechview Presen­ta­tion in English with Spanish trans­la­tion, Q&A in English and Spanish Free and open to the public Title: Insti­tu­tional Colors in my Neigh­bor­hood: The Chal­lenge of Graf­fiti Art Descrip­tion: The brown buff paint in Chicago is a sign of trauma. Chicago’s graf­fiti blasters program is a task force strategy to erase graf­fiti (voices) that rebel in part due to the condi­tions brought by system­atic disin­vest­ment in predom­i­nantly Black and Brown inner-city neigh­bor­hoods. For more than a decade, it has served as a model for cities world­wide. In the early 2000s, the Brown Wall Project was formed on the West Side of Chicago to bring aware­ness and chal­lenge the domi­nant narra­tive of graf­fiti. As gentri­fi­ca­tion runs rampant across the globe, in cities like Chicago, we gray out the expec­ta­tions for justice. Devel­op­ments get white­washed in gray.…

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April 2020

Youth Street Art Workshop w/ Ashley Hodder

April 9th @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Mill­vale Commu­nity Library, 213 Grant Ave
Mill­vale, PA 15209
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Free

Talleres jueves! ¡Eventos espe­ciales solo para adoles­centes ! ¡Participa en cada uno para desar­rollar tu estilo! Jeuves 9 Abril 4–6pm Formas Bril­lantes con Ashley Hodder Mill­vale Commu­nity Library 213 Grant Ave Mill­vale, PA, 15209 Free work­shop for Youth age 8+ In this work­shop, Youth will break down the barriers of a square canvas with bursts of color and form using sugar-based spray paint . Working along­side Local Pitts­burgh mural artist, Ashley Hodder will intro­duce color theory to build layers of color and show you how to control a spray can for broad lines. Each youth will have four canvases 8” x 8” squares, as take homes and one will be on display as an inter­ac­tive “pixeled” or “puzzled” together mural during the HCUAP Pop Up Gallery Show on May 1st! *we will have masks and gloves avail­able for all partic­i­pants- more info on low pres­sure sugar spray: https://artprimo.com/catalog/art_primo_sugar_info_page

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Free Youth Graffiti Workshop: The Fine Line

April 16th @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm
Comu­nity Forge, 1256 Franklin Ave
Pitts­burgh, PA 15221
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Free

Free Graf­fiti Art work­shop for Youth age 8–18 with Guest Artist Rigel Richardson (Insta @rigelfish) 4/16/20 6:00–7:00pm Loca­tion: Pitts­burgh Learning Commons @ Commu­nity Forge If you feel like your mind races and your body stores up impul­sive energy and you just want to DO some­thing? Local Pitts­burgh artist Rigel Richardson will show youth how to unleash that energy through mark-making using drawing mate­rials and paint markers on paper and canvas. Rigel will walk youth through the process she uses in her own artwork and demon­strates how chan­neling move­ment and feeling can help anyone express them­selves and find a little more peace of mind in the process. This program is hosted by the Hemi­spheric Conver­sa­tions Urban Art Project. HCUAP is working in part­ner­ship with Rivers of Steel Arts and The Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh, to galva­nize the rela­tion­ship between post-indus­trial envi­ron­ments and urban arts. Thank you to our supporters: Penn­syl­vania Part­ners in the Arts, Rivers of Steel Arts, Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh, the Amer­ican Studies Asso­ci­a­tion, Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh Center for Latin Amer­ican Studies, and Collecting Knowl­edge Pitts­burgh. If you are a writer, artist, musi­cian, or orga­nized indi­vidual and you want to be a part of HCUAP email: hcuap.pgh@gmail.com

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May 2020

Free Youth Mural Workshop: Collaged and Patterned

May 8th @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Assemble, 4824 Penn Ave
Pitts­burgh, PA 15224
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Free Mural Art work­shop for Youth age 8–18 with Guest Artist Alison Zapata (www.zapatastudios.com) Friday May 8th 5:00–7:00pm Loca­tion: Assemble In this design and collage work­shop, youth will learn how to create a textured back­ground and layers of patterns to produce an eye-catching base for your work of art. Next, youth will learn how to create a sense of drama and mystery in their art iconic imagery, utilizing focal point, emphasis, and vibrant colors. Create a masterful design that will capture the imag­i­na­tion with a sense of wonder through visual story­telling. This program is hosted by the Hemi­spheric Conver­sa­tions Urban Art Project. HCUAP is working in part­ner­ship with Rivers of Steel Arts and The Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh, to galva­nize the rela­tion­ship between post-indus­trial envi­ron­ments and urban arts. Thank you to our supporters: Assemble Penn­syl­vania part­ners for the arts, Rivers of Steel Arts, Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh, the Amer­ican Studies Asso­ci­a­tion, Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh Center for Latin Amer­ican Studies, and Collecting Knowl­edge Pitts­burgh. If you are a writer, artist, musi­cian, or orga­nized indi­vidual and you want to be a part of HCUAP email: hcuap.pgh@gmail.com

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Free Youth Graffiti Workshop: Stencil and Spray

May 14th @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Hazel­wood Branch Carnegie Free Library of Pitts­burgh, 4748 Monon­ga­hela St
Hazel­wood, PA 15207
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Free graf­fiti art work­shop for Youth age 8–18 with Guest Artists Max “GEMS” Gonzalez and Jerome “CHU” Charles May 14th 4:00–6:00pm Loca­tion: Carnegie Library of Pitts­burgh Hazel­wood GEMS and CHU will lead partic­i­pants through the process of creating hand-cut sten­cils. We will then spray those sten­cils onto a large board lined with mini canvases that partic­i­pants can take home! We will also paint a large canvas that will have the name of the neigh­bor­hood that will be displayed at the library! Partic­i­pants will learn how to create big block letters, spray­paint tech­niques in outlining, fills and sten­ciling. This program is hosted by the Hemi­spheric Conver­sa­tions Urban Art Project. HCUAP is working in part­ner­ship with Rivers of Steel Arts and The Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh, to galva­nize the rela­tion­ship between post-indus­trial envi­ron­ments and urban arts. Thank you to our supporters: Carnegie Library of Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­vania part­ners for the arts, Rivers of Steel Arts, Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh, the Amer­ican Studies Asso­ci­a­tion, Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh Center for Latin Amer­ican Studies, and Collecting Knowl­edge Pitts­burgh. If you are a writer, artist, musi­cian, or orga­nized indi­vidual and you want to be a part of HCUAP email: hcuap.pgh@gmail.com

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