Kilolo Luckett

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NEXT Up features one person’s plans for the coming week. Kilolo Luckett shares hers for the week of March 24. Currently writing an authorized biography on Naomi Sims, the first black supermodel, who grew up in Pittsburgh, Kilolo is managing project director of the Homewood Artist Residency and co-founder of Community Supported Art Pittsburgh (CSA PGH), an innovative visual arts project that provides emerging Pittsburgh artists with a platform to create and sell affordable art through limited memberships.

Thursday: 3rd annual tribute to Naomi Sims at 720 Music, Clothing and Cafe, 6 to 8 p.m.: Jovon Mitchell and I join forces to host a public celebration of the life of a trailblazer and fashion starlet.

Friday: Meet up with CSA PGH team members Blaine Siegel, Casey Droege and Corey Escoto; have dinner at Dinette.

Saturday: Art shares for CSA PGH season 2 go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Head over to The Mine Factory to support the Trade Union, a curated trunk show of local designers and makers.

Sunday: Walk a few miles in Frick Park; catch the matinee of In the Heights choreographed by Staycee Pearl at Pitt Theatre Arts.

Sunday: I’m going to finish out my weekend with a performance by Hugh Masekela at the New Hazlett Theater.




About The Author

Arts + Events editor

Former arts & culture editor of Pop City; worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art. Co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania and co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. In a band called The Garment District; founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.

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