By Matthew Hacke | Photographs by Charlie Magovern
WHO: Over 50 people, including board members of Ryan Arts & Cultural Center Jim Lind, Mina Baker Knoll, Tammy Bey, Bianca Hooper, Lisa Dalena, and Janet Meub; Joni Schwager, executive director of Staunton Farm; Seth Rosenberg, executive director of Dreams of Hope; and Matt Turbiner, owner of Shady Grove
WHAT: Ryan Arts & Cultural Center, located in McKees Rocks, hosted its African American Celebration of the Arts Happy Hour Fundraiser.
WHERE: Shady Grove
HIGHLIGHTS: Hosted at Shady Grove, attendees enjoyed delicious drinks and appetizers, while supporting arts programming at Ryan Arts & Cultural Center at this happy hour fundraiser and artist networking event. The center’s mission is to encourage students of all ages to experience the arts as a means of self-discovery and cultural enrichment. — M.H.
“It’s great having partners like Shady Grove host an event like this because it shows our growing and diverse network of supporters from all over town who are helping us transform the Ryan Arts & Culture Center into a community-based, but regional, asset for all to enjoy. This amazing facility in Sto-Rox is only seven minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh, yet is often overlooked.” — Lydia Morin, director of engagement and enterprise at Focus On Renewal (parent organization of Ryan Arts)