Black identity is a spectrum. And within this huge spectrum, there’s more space for everyone to breathe. So I appreciate being part of that work, and I feel as though I belong in that type of work, and I haven’t always felt that way in work that addresses African American identity as a biracial individual.” --Jean-Paul Weaver. More from this dance artist and aspiring dance anthropologist on 1839mag.com.
Today on 1839 Yvonne McBride talks to dance artist and aspiring dance anthropologist (and self-described millennial Haitian American) Jean-Paul Weaver. His journey is inspiring. (📷 @hunyrocks)
“I know that the way that I see things and the way that my people see things is different than the way that the rest of the world sees things... Get acquainted with curator Sean Beauford via our newest artist profile (story and photography by Kitoko Chargois)
Have you read our newest artist profile on writer Jason Mendez by @drtameka_cageconley yet? Get into it. South Bronx stand up! (📷 @hunyrocks)
Pittsburgh's vibrant ballroom community is poised to host The 3rd Annual Galaxy Ball: Voodoo this Saturday (Jan. 16th) at the August Wilson Center. Check out the story on 1839mag for more deets and we'll see you there! (📷 @hunyrocks)
Get to know another side of award-winning poet Terrance Hayes through his phenomenal paintings, drawings, and thoughts on practice and failure. 1839mag.com.
My work is more than photography. The biggest lesson is that art can make a difference in real life. The incredible Angélica Dass is the newest artist profile on 1839. And stop by the August Wilson Center to see the Humanae/I AM AUGUST exhibit until August 2016. (📷 @angelicadass)
East Liberty in Focus: The Photographs of Teenie Harris at @acehotel Pittsburgh
Last night's East Liberty in Focus: The Photographs of Teenie Harris opening was a great time. Thanks to @thecmoa and @acehotel for partnering on this effort. Harris' work is on display at Ace Hotel PGH now; be sure to stop by and pay homage to one of The Burgh's own.