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.

The People Are The Light, Closing Celebration

The Fruit Stand
617 N Homewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Free Event

Celebrate the closing of the project with STAYCEE PEARL dance project. The party begins at the Fruit Stand and will end at the House of Manna with a closing barbecue and unveiling of a public mural by Ayanah Moor.

Staycee Pearl received her initial dance training at Dance Theatre of Harlem and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. In 2009, Staycee earned a degree in Studio Arts/Africanna Studies graduating with honors from the University of Pittsburgh. She went on to develop the creative production vehicle, PearlArts Studios and dance company, STAYCEE PEARL dance project, with husband Herman Pearl, where they create artful experiences through dance centered multi-media works.

Portrait photo of Staycee Pearl

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.