OPA Live! with Naomi Chambers and Dail Chambers
April 20 @ 7:00 pm–7:30 pmFREE
Naomi Chambers takes over the OPA Instagram account for OPA Live!
Pittsburgh artist Naomi Chambers and her sister-in-law, St. Louis based artist Dail Chambers, will discuss the “calling” of becoming an artist because it is in one’s family line. Together, they will explore what an artist family is, what it’s like to be a family member, and how families can use art to heal and create wealth.
About Naomi Chambers
Naomi Chambers is a painter and assemblage sculptor born in Pittsburgh in 1987. She graduated with a double degree from the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Studio Arts and Marketing in 2009. In 2012, she took the leap to be a full time artist, and had her first solo show in January 2013. In 2017, she and her husband worked with a collective of artists to open FlowerHouse, a community art studio and creative space in Wilkinsburg where they offer workshops and classes for the predominantly black community. In 2017, she was also awarded the Investing In Professional Artist grant from the Heinz Endowment and Pittsburgh Foundation. In 2018, She had her first solo exhibition, Communal Futures at an arts institution, August Wilson Center: African American Cultural Center.
About Dail Chambers
Dail Chambers is a visual artist and creative consultant. Her visual art practice is a multimedia exploration in genealogy, women’s narratives, and social art. She has received numerous awards and fellowships throughout the United States. As a homeschooling, teaching artist she has traveled internationally, implementing lesson plans to enhance and motivate inter-generational learning environments.