Press Release The Andy Warhol Museum and Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12 Celebrate First Phase of Warhol at Westinghouse Art Education Program

A grid of photographs of children who were selected to participate in Warhol at Westinghouse.

Warhol at Westinghouse participants

For immediate release

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

On Wednesday, June 6, 2012, The Andy Warhol Museum and Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12 will celebrate the first phase of Warhol at Westinghouse, an artist residency and art education program at Pittsburgh Westinghouse in Homewood.

Students from this residency and art education program will screen their short films and display artwork. The culminating event is free and will take place Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Pittsburgh Westinghouse in Homewood.

The program provides art and cultural opportunities for at-risk students by creating hands-on learning experiences lead by professional artist, Alisha Wormsley, and artist educators from The Warhol over a one-year period. Wormsley will create artwork with the students inspired by her project: Reverse Migration Project. The project follows the migration of African Americans in reverse, Pittsburgh to Africa. Through this work, Wormsley and the students will explore ideas of finding Africa in Homewood. The Warhol artist educators will provide art demonstrations at Pittsburgh Westinghouse and tours and workshops at The Warhol for the students. Their learning experience will be culturally sensitive and connected to the reality of their lives while building comfort and familiarity with accessing a cultural institution.

The Warhol at Westinghouse program is made possible through generous support from The Jack Buncher Foundation, Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Fund at The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation, First National Bank, and People’s Gas.

The Warhol receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and The Heinz Endowments. Further support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.

The Andy Warhol Museum

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.4 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.