Make It! Alisha Wormsley on March 29
Friday, March 29 from 7-10pm at Assemble // Register here!
Join Assemble for a night of making with guest expert Alisha Wormsley. Make It! is an intimate evening fundraiser to learn about an artist’s process, artmaking, and more! We will create world-building collages, inspired by Alisha’s work, and make stop-motion smartphone films.
Tickets include food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and all materials. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Assemble’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) programs. Wine will be provided by our board members. Non-alcoholic drink options will be available as well.
About the Artist:
Alisha B. Wormsley is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer. Her work is about collective memory and the synchronicity of time, specifically through the stories of women of color. Wormsley’s work has been honored and supported with a number of awards and grants to support programs: The People Are The Light ( part of the Hillman Photography Initiative), afronaut(a) film and performance series, Homewood Artist Residency (in 2016 received the mayor’s public art award), the Children of NAN film series and archive, There Are Black People in the Future body of work. These projects and works have exhibited widely. Namely, the Andy Warhol Museum, Octavia Butler conference at Spelman University, Carnegie Museum of Art, Johannesburg SA, Studio XX in Montreal, Project Row House, the Houston Art League, Rush Art gallery in NY, the Charles Wright Museum in Detroit and most recently the Mattress Factory. Currently working on: a public park design around community and sustainable water, a temporary installation in Pittsburgh’s Market square, and creating a public program to put her text “There Are Black People In the Future” in residence to open up discourse around displacement and gentrification. Wormsley has an MFA in Film and Video from Bard College and is an adjunct professor of art at Carnegie Mellon University.