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The Pittsburgh Ballet recent production of Light/The Holocaust Humanity Project was the culmination of 15 other collaborations between the arts and the community.
Germaine Williams, program for arts and culture at The Pittsburgh Foundation, works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by addressing community issues and promoting charitable giving. He describes Pittsburgh as a rich array of art with something for He mentions West-Afican drumming, Asian and performances by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender choirs as a few of the diverse displays of vitality. is an essential part of a healthy community. The Foundation is a portal for philanthropy, assisting donors in supporting the organizations that make a in their A longtime leader in the Pittsburgh arts scene is Bill Strickland, founder and CEO of Manchester Guild, a agency reshaping the business of social change through the arts on North Side. He believes also the proximity of culture and the commitment of Pittsburgh citizens that helps Pittsburgh lead the nation in cultural vitality. a community and a large institutional level, Pittsburgh is an exceptional place to foster the arts and culture and raise Strickland says.
Andy Warhol and August Wilson, two of the nationally recognized artists this town has produced, are examples of how their distinguished reputations (Warhol as an artist and Wilson as a playwright) help foster the arts here, and each has a cultural institution named in his honor. The newly opened August Wilson Center for Afican American Culture presents performing, visual and educational programs
deltaskymag.com June 2010