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Come Over, Come Eat, Come Play in Wilkinsburg
Join artist Jennifer Chenoweth over the next week as she will be giving talks about her work and gathering ideas for her community art project, "Come Over, Come Eat, Come Play," in Wilkinsburg.

This project is in collaboration with the WCDC and the Wilkinsburg Community Art and Civic Design Commission with funding provided by Neighborhood Allies and the Office of Public Art.

All are invited and encouraged to attend these  free events during the next week:

>>Biddle's Escape* 
Thursday, January 12, 6 p.m. 
401 Biddle Ave.

>>Eastridge Branch Library*
Tuesday, January 17, 7 p.m. 
1900 Graham Blvd., Rear

>>Wilkinsburg Library at the Borough Building*
Thursday, January 19, 4 p.m. 
605 Ross Ave.

>>Wilkinsburg Community Art and Civic Design Commission
Thursday January 19, 6:30 p.m. 
605 Ross Ave.

*Light refreshments served; hands-on activities for children

Check out the Eventbrite or Facebook event pages to RSVP & invite your neighbors!

About Jennifer

Jennifer Chenoweth
Visual artist Jennifer Chenoweth is from Austin, Texas. She was selected through an open call to international artists to apply to be a part of a new community art project through the Office of Public Art in Pittsburgh that embeds artists within communities. Selected to work in and with Wilkinsburg, she brings her active studio art and social practice to our community.
She is most excited about discovering the people and architecture of Wilkinsburg. Her project, "Come Over, Come Eat, Come Play" includes a variety of free community events from artist talks, to domino games, to  to community dances that allow us a chance to play and enjoy our Borough.
She wants to explore the historic public and church architecture of Wilkinsburg, and make drawings and artworks to share with the community. She is interested in visiting and documenting buildings and finding original floorplans and elevations from which to make studies.
Similar past projects include "You Are Here," a solo exhibition at the Wright Gallery in Texas, which included anthropomorphized drawings of Etruscan, Roman, and Christian buildings and sculptures that explore the geometry and scale. She has been specifically studying the spatial proportions of sacred spaces since 1997, in order to create more visceral artworks.

In the News: Beauty Salon Sets Trends in Wilkinsburg
Monique, left, and her daughter at the salon. Photo: Maranie Staab.
We were excited to kick-off the New Year with a wonderful story about Monique Clark Muhammad, owner of Heavenly Hair & Body Salon here in Wilkinsburg!

Through our Business Image Improvement Fund, we have had the opportunity to work with Monique to enhance the appearance of her storefront through signage and promote her salon through our small business marketing efforts. 

Check out Monique's story in the New Pittsburgh Courier:

As long as Monique Clark Muhammad can remember, she has dreamed of owning and operating her own beauty salon. In December 2011, those dreams came true and on Dec. 17, she, along with her clients, family and close friends, celebrated the fifth-year anniversary of Heavenly Hair and Body Salon LLC...

"Heavenly Hair and Body Salon is more than a business-it's a ministry of service, offering a life changing experience. It's a place for the entire family. We do not just offer high quality and affordable prices. We offer an experience for each individual customer," said Muhammad...  Read More
Events & Meetings


Come Over, Come Eat, Come Play: Biddle's Escape
Thursday, January 12, 6 p.m.
Biddle's Escape - 401 Biddle Ave.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Prayer Vigil for Peace
Monday, January 16, 12 p.m.
Wilkinsburg Train Station - Hay St. at Ross Ave.

Come Over, Come Eat, Come Play: Eastridge Branch Library
Tuesday, January 17, 7 p.m.
Eastridge - 1900 Graham Blvd.

Come Over, Come Eat, Come Play: Wilkinsburg Public Library
Thursday, January 19, 4 p.m.
Borough Building - 605 Ross Ave., Fl. 2

Workshop: Modern Retrofits for Old Houses
Thursday, January 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
LPRC - 744 Rebecca Ave.

Come Over, Come Eat, Come Play: Wilkinsburg Art Commission
Thursday, January 19, 6:30 p.m.
Borough Building - 605 Ross Ave., Fl. 2

Work for Yourself @50+ Workshop
Monday, January 23, 5-6:30 p.m.
Riverside Center - 700 River Ave.

Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce Meeting
Third Thursday each month, 8 a.m. 
Borough Building - 605 Ross Ave., Fl. 3

Have an event or meeting coming up? 
Send the details to 
[email protected], and we'll include it in our next newsletter.

Want to learn more about borough council, commission & authority meetings?
Check out the  Borough of Wilkinsburg community calendar.

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