Art of Diversity Showcase

Art of Diversity

Overview

The arts are not a luxury.  

They both reflect and contain the power to transform ourselves and our world. They allow us not only to tell our own stories, but to access the experiences of others across boundaries of race, culture, religion, gender, ability, and sexual orientation. They can lead us, if we let them, through understanding and empathy to help create more just and equitable communities.  

In conjunction with the 2021 Diversity Forum, the University of Pittsburgh Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the Center for Creativity present the Art of Diversity Showcase.

Winners

Writing

Award: Paula Davis, “Untitled” (poem)

IG @pwildsdavis 

Honorable Mention: M. Kerlan, “On Being Full of Spiders

novelost.com, IG @novelost

Distinction:

“The Journey” by Ron Idoko, IG @el_idoko
“How Racist,” by Jessica Cheng

Visual Art

Award: Vikrant Bhise and Dr. Lalit Khandare, “Babasaheb and Labour”

IG @vikrantbhise_artist

Honorable Mention: Theresa Polley-Shellcroft, “Sold”

FB @Studio One Artworks 

Distinction:

“Fed Up” by Anzu Sekikawa, IG @an.zuan


“Fall Back” by Ashley Luz Ramos, IG @ashleyramosart


“Crocodile Mask” by Sonia Fung, IG @sirbagl

Performance

Award: Alex Tha Great, “The Struggle”

Alex Tha Great "The Struggle"

alexthagreat.com, IG @FollowThaGreat 

Honorable Mention: Dejene, “Seeking Liberation”

IG @deejj1

Interdisciplinary

Award: Brianna Amoscato, “One Day

People’s Choice

Award: Abby R. Bonilla, “We’re Still Here”

arbmart.us, IG @arbm_art, FB @ARBMFluidArt

Galleries

View pieces submitted to the Art of Diversity Showcase

Archive

View the archive from last year's Art of Diversity Showcase