PCA&D to host YWCA Lancaster’s Black Artist Waystation Showcase Feb. 24
Friday, February 3rd, 2023
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is honored to host the 2023 Black Artist Waystation artists and their work at a Friday, Feb. 24 showcase in The LookOut. This event, from 7-9:30 pm, is free and open to the public.
According to YWCA Lancaster, sponsor of Black Artist Waystation, the community-run collective of artists celebrates and uplifts “the Black experience … helping to define the movement toward freedom and recognize the many efforts that brought us to this moment. Exploring the link between Lancaster as a waystation on the Underground Railroad and the freedom seekers who rested here, these artists are living embodiment of the beauty, brilliance, and joy that makes our community extraordinary.”
The 2023 Waystation artists are:
- Keisha Finnie, whose work explores the journey of evolution not only as an artist but also as a woman of color;
- Thunda Katt, a writer and spoken word poet based in Lancaster who tells the stories of the unheard;
- Sir Dominique Jordan, a Lancaster-based poet whose work inspires others to use their vulnerability as a “superpower;
- Kearasten Jordan, a native of Lancaster and a Black, queer artist who enjoys “art, music, and being a problem.”
The Feb. 24 Showcase, hosted at PCA&D, will feature food and cocktails (7-7:30 pm), a presentation of the four artists’ work (from 7-8 pm and again from 9-9:30 pm), and a panel discussion with the 2023 Waystation artists from 8:10-9 pm.