Aerial view of neighborhood streets from above, with rows of homes running off into the distance. Overlaid on this view are constellations of stars with the following names: Dina “Free” Blackwell, Nisha Blackwell, Ayana Clark, Yona Harvey, Robert Hodge, Joy KMT, Ayanah Moor, Bekezela Mguni, Staycee Pearl, Ricardo Robinson, Felicia Savage, Anqwenique Wingfield, and Alisha Wormsley.

Ayana “Sade” Clarke, Hair Art and Natural Beauty Products Workshop

The Fruit Stand
617 N. Homewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Free Event


Learn how to weave, braid, and make natural beauty products. Contribute to a collaborative artwork as you immerse yourself in the techniques and traditions of hair art.

Ayana “Sade” Clarke is a performer, cosmetologist and educator. As an actress, stylist and make-up artist she wears many hats, including making her own natural beauty products. She teaches many aspects of cosmetology and performance in several schools and institutions, including 1Hood Media Academy and Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy.

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This program is a project of The People Are The Light, a series of public art installations and workshops in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood, curated by Alisha Wormsley. Twelve artist-collaborators lead events and performances throughout the neighborhood. Each project explores the connections between past, present, and future.

The People Are The Light is part of LIGHTIME, a year of programming from CMOA’s Hillman Photography Initiative. Photography, at its basis, measures light and time. Wormsley, whose work revolves around memory and time, activates these fundamentals of photography, creating space for artists, collaborators, and participants to share their stories.