The Creative Hive January

The Creative Hive, January 11, 5:30-7:30PM. Silver Eye Center for Photography. 4804 Penn Avenue, Bloomfield

Thursday, January 11, 20245:30 - 7:30PM

Silver Eye Center for Photography (4804 Penn Ave., Bloomfield)


Thanks to everyone who grabbed free tickets to attend The Creative Hive's kick-off event!

We've gotten so much interest that we anticipate reaching Silver Eye's capacity at this time. But if you didn't grab tix, you're in luck. We'll be back at a new venue every month this year! Be one of the first to sign up for The Creative Hive's February event at the MuseumLab at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh!

The Creative Hive is a monthly networking event designed to provide a friendly and casual space for artists, creatives, art educators, culture bearers, and arts administrators to establish and foster professional relationships.

Program highlights include:

  • Free and tailored to artists, creatives, art educators, culture bearers, and arts administrators.
  • No program, no agenda – just show up with a desire to network and connect.
  • Be a part of creating stronger connections and bonds, especially between disciplines and roles, to improve the breadth and strength of our sector.
  • Non/alcoholic beverages provided, as well as finger foods.

Venue Info: Silver Eye promotes the power of contemporary photography as a fine art medium by creating original exhibitions, unique educational programming, and a space for artists to learn, create, and connect through our digital lab. Our programs are dedicated to supporting the work of emerging, mid-career, and under-recognized artists and sharing that work with our diverse audience in engaging and meaningful ways.

The Creative Hive Hosts

Alexandria "Clara Kent" Reed (she/her)

Clara Kent
Program Specialist Clara Kent specializes in artists advocacy, artist outreach, events, creative direction, and social engagement.

Noa Mims (they/them)

A Black person smiles for the camera. They have short black hair, black earrings, a silver chain choker, and a sleeveless black lace top. They're posed in front of a bright orange background
Host of The Creative Hive, January-March 2024

Noa Mims is a sculptor and owner of Mims Ceramics, a handmade functional pottery brand. Noa’s creative practice centers on teaching and community as an educator and interdisciplinary artist. They love roller skating, cooking, crocheting, and thrifting as well as learning about and educating others on how to be more neurodiverse affirming.

Dr. Tahirah Walker (she/her)

A smiling Black woman with black-and-gray hair, large circular dangly earrings, a chain necklace, and a bright blue top. She's posing outside in front of a brick wall covered with greenery
Host of The Creative Hive, January-December 2024

Tahirah Walker is an assistant professor in the Department of Community Engagement & Leadership at Point Park University's Rowland School of Business. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetorical Studies. Tahirah enjoys books, books, books, music, visual art, and her beautiful supportive family. Tahirah is inspired by a wide range of writers, musicians, and visual artists including Deesha Philyaw, Brian Broome, Kiese Laymon, Yona Harvey, Stevie Wonder, Kara Walker, Reyna Noriega, and the incomparable noteholder mezzo soprano like no other, Whitney Elizabeth Houston.