Friday, April 15, 2022

JADED public programming series brings art events to Pittsburgh in April and May, including Chinatown tour, onigiri workshop, Chinese cemetary tour, and more.


The City of Pittsburgh's Office of Public Art will present a series of programs from JADED, a collective of Asian American and Pacific Islander artists, in April and May.
Launching Spring 2022, JADED is a public programming series celebrating the art and culture of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Organized by a collective of AAPI artists and organizers, also named JADED, the programming series builds interethnic coalitions to create more safe spaces of kinship and addresses racial trauma while celebrating cultural heritage. Programming and intimate events aim to reanimate local histories, preserve cherished family recipes and practices, and nurture intergenerational dialogue.
A selection of events:
The following events are free and open to the public:

April 16, 2022: Chinatown Walking Tour with Shirley Yee
12:00pm – 12:45pm. Meet in front of 519 Court Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

April 16, 2022: Performance with Jason Chu, Alan Z, and MC Tingbudong
3:00pm – 4:00pm. In front of Chinatown Inn, 520 Third Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

May 21, 2022: Chinese Cemetery & Squirrel Hill Photo Tour with Leo Hsu & Lena Chen
11:00am – 12:30pm. Meet in front of 1829 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

Registration is required for the following events. Visit the “Online Resources” section below to register.

May 15, 2022: Book Binding Workshop with Brent Nakamoto
10:00am – 12:00pm. Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

May 15, 2022: Kimjang Workshop with Sunni Park
1:00pm – 3:00pm. Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

May 28, 2022: Onigiri (Rice Ball) Workshop & Picnic with Ginger Brooks Takahashi
Location and time to be determined
Registration can be completed online. Visit the JADED page from the Office of Public Art for additional links, information, context, and resources.