Panel discussion with Lynn Nottage and Sandra Gould Ford

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Sandra Gould Ford in Her Office in Homewood, PA, 2017.

Labor, creativity and equity in and beyond the arts is the subject of a panel discussion with LaToya Ruby Frazier, Lynn Nottage and Sandra Gould Ford to be held Dec. 4 at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown Pittsburgh.

The panel will follow the presentation of the 2017 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards to costume designer Susan Tsu and visual artist Sarika Goulatia.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the awards presentation will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the panel.
A reception will be held from 7:15-9 p.m.

The discussion is held in conjunction with “On the Making of Steel Genesis,” a collaborative exhibition between Ms. Frazier and Ms. Ford, organized by Silver Eye Center for Photography and presented at the August Wilson Center. Silver Eye executive director David Oresick will moderate. The exhibition will be open during the reception as well as a second exhibition, “Went Looking for Beauty: Refashioning Self: Photographs by Deborah Willis.”

Ms. Frazier and Ms. Ford will discuss connections between themes in their exhibition with those in Ms. Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Sweat.”

Admission to the event is free, but registration is required at

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by M. Thomas
Courtesy of: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette