The August Wilson Center Host “For The Culture” Featuring Works By Artist Robert Hodge (9/7)

As apart of three summer exhibition openings at the August Wilson Center, “For The Culture” featured the works of Robert Hodge from Houston, TX who recently held residency in Pittsburgh back in 2015. The exhibit speaks to a variety of subjects studying the creation of original forms of music such as blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, hip-hop, and house as it relates to race in America and the African American community. Robert Hodge also called upon multiple Pittsburgh creatives such as Amani Davis, Hannibal Hopson, DS Kinsel, Angelo Maggio, Supreme and Benjamin Swaby to create a mural that featured the iconic Coogi Sweater material made iconic by the Notorious B.I.G. in the 90’s.

Tonight at the August Wilson Center, the closing features DJ Selecta playing an art inspired set along with refreshments provided by The Cultural Trust and curator Sean Beauford. The gallery is for view from 7P-10P. Also, John Kelly will discusses the cultural, historical and political significance of Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution celebrating the 40th anniversaries of the Saturday morning cartoons that featured the first positive Black characters in animation history at 6:30P

For more information check the event page HERE

Written by Thomas Agnew