Free Event at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It promises to be a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. It also serves as a home for many partnering artists and organizations in our own community. To view all of the events that are scheduled, visit the City of Asylum @ Alphabet City website.
Victoria Lomasko: Graphic Art and the Evils of the Day
Friday, March 24 at 8:00 pm
Come to Alphabet City for a free artist talk and panel discussion with Russian artist, Victoria Lomasko. Lomasko is known for her work exploring disenfranchised and marginalized groups in Russia. Her talk will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local scholars, curators, and journalists on how graphic art in Russia, the US, and Europe reflects and responds to the “evils of the day.” Not content to limit herself to the political life of the country’s capital, Lomasko travels around the country and through the former Soviet republics, exploring the domestic, psychological, and spiritual condition of its diverse marginalized groups. Sex workers in Nizhny Novgorod, women in underground lesbian clubs, teachers in a remote village school, and children at the juvenile prison colonies where Lomasko volunteers as an art teacher have been some of the subjects of her sensitive, incisive portraits.