Kenya T. Boswell
Gina & Idris Evans
Rep. La'Tasha D. Mayes
Jessica Gaynelle Moss
Hon. Erika Strassburger
Gina Winstead & Donny Donovan
Adam Golden, Chair
Richard C. Smith, Vice Chair
Alyssa P. Lyon, Secretary
Joseph Decker, Treasurer
R. Yvonne Campos
Kyle Crawford, Member at Large
Caitlin Green, Past Chair
Lisa B. Freeland
Stacey L. Jarrell
Anne Billiet Lackner
taylor knight and anna thompson are co-founding artistic directors of the Pittsburgh-based multidisciplinary performance entity slowdanger. Founded in 2013, slowdanger uses movement, integrative technology, found material, electronic instrumentation, vocalization, physiological centering, and ontological examination to produce their performance work.
Scott Andrew is a multimedia queer-oriented video, installation, and performance artist. He creates speculative fantasies that peer into otherworldly portals and voids. Along with Angela Washko and Jesse Stiles, Scott organizes a National Endowment for the Arts funded performance series called Fail-Safe, which seeks to provide a supportive space for performative works-in-progress.
Dr. Amber Epps aka Amber the Witch is a hedge witch, psychic, trance medium, root worker, and daughter of Oyá. As co-owner of Arts & Crafts: Botanica & Occult Shop, she and her partners were voted #1 psychics/tarot readers in Pittsburgh City Paper's 2022 Best of Poll. Amber is a curator, advocate, educator, musician, mom, and inter- and trans-disciplinary artist. She loves cats, tacos, and collard greens.
DJ QRX a.k.a. Austin Bey was born and raised in Homewood, PA. QRX Went to college at IUP, becoming their very own resident DJ. He loves the culture and art of DJing. He started DJing in 2012 and had his first gig in 2014. He has DJ’ed some very notable events, including the Three Rivers Art Festival, Picklesburgh, Slappers’N’Bangers, and IUP Homecoming where he opened for Lil Uzi Vert, DaBaby, Young M.A, Lil Yachty, Offset, and PnB Rock.
Yang Zhen Lee is a comics and tattoo artist who likes to dabble in many things. Zhen has acted in Teresa Martuccio's "Pink Potatoes, " as well as in City of Play events such as "Emotional Landscapes," "Intimate Subjects," and "Fantastic Adventure: Greenfield Bridge." When not acting, Zhen likes playing games, moving through the world in new ways, petting animals, and seeing what art folks have been making.
Cornelius Henke III, also known as ProjectileObjects, is a multi-talented creative with a passion for video production and performance art. His work spans across various mediums, including music videos, motion graphics, live events, and interactive installations. Cornelius continues to captivate audiences with his unique vision and exceptional talent.
David Shoemaker is a DJ, producer, and educator from Pittsburgh, PA. As DJ Shoe, his dynamic sound spans across genres, regions, and decades. He bridges Hip Hop, House, R&B, and Global Club Music in both his mixes and production. Blending familiar melodies with underground rythms, his shows spark joy, movement, and community. He is the founder of Brighter Waves, a radio show and party experience.
Guests experience exclusive open bar access all night, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and live performances in an immersive environment before we roll up the rug and throw down the beats.
Top DJs raise the roof and turn up the heat to ignite a dance party in classic KST fashion. Dance Party tickets include one complimentary beverage from the cash bar with curated cocktails, wine, and beer.
RSVP by Friday, June 30, 2023.
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