The Creative Hive July

The Creative Hive, July 11, Kenny's Homewood

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

Kenny's Homewood (7104 Tioga St., Homewood)

Free

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: Kenny’s is an outdoor community and cultural celebration space in Homewood founded by Demi Kolke, who has worked with the neighborhood for over 12 years and lived here for over four years. Kenny's was once an overgrown and lifeless vacant lot. Decades ago, it housed an apartment building and donut shop. Since that was demolished, it sat empty, covered in weeds, yet full of potential. Now a park-like celebration space, Kenny's exists to bring joy into a neighborhood too often forgotten.

Sign-up HERE!

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.

Melessie Clark (she/her)

A smiling Black woman with long dark hair, a white shirt, and a bright yellow pullover
Host of The Creative Hive, April-December 2024

Melessie is an actor, singer, model, voiceover, and teaching artist. She attended Point Park University with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. She recently won the 2022 BroadwayWorld Pittsburgh Awards for Best Supporting Performer in a Play for her role as Risa in Two Trains Running by August Wilson and Best Supporting Performer in the musical An Untitled New Play by Justin Timberlake.

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.