Casey Droege Cultural Productions (CDCP) is an artist-run/woman-owned business created in 2017. Droege built the business to house ongoing the ongoing programs of SIX x ATE, CSA PGH, and PGH Photo Fair. CDCP is an experiment in sustaining a for-profit, socially minded arts business while building arts economy in a city with a small arts ecosystem. CDCP has grown to offer its concept store Small Mall, an arts consulting arm, and an upcoming Project Space.
Droege is an artist and cultural producer with a practice that’s hard to pin down. It floats between organizing and object making, while incorporating entrepreneurialism (because it’s useless if you can’t eat). Her work has been written about in the New York Times, Temporary Art Review, ARTSY, and most Pittsburgh publications. This exhibit may be a cry for help.
Candace Jane Opper
Opper is a writer, communicator, and sucker for complex organizational systems. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University and a BA in Film Studies from Rhode Island College. Since exiting academia, she has worked with a variety of organizations that strive to promote arts and culture as a means of connecting people across communities. Four of the five places she’s lived begin with the letter P; the fifth is the town where she grew up, which is also home to the PEZ factory. Her first book, “Certain and Impossible Events,” is forthcoming with Kore Press (Fall 2019).
Hattori is an artist and communications coordinator with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Since graduating, Hattori has devoted her time to both art and activism through her studio practice and organizing for groups that focus on uplifting the marginalized and incarcerated. Her work deals with the relationship between her heritage and queer identity and has been exhibited in New York, NY; New Orleans, LA; Providence, RI and Pittsburgh, PA.
Czapinski is an artist and communications manager. She recently returned home to Pittsburgh after living and working as a Staff-Artist at the Vermont Studio Center. Inspired by natural phenomena, she uses the framework of scientific inquiry to visualize the invisible. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the US.
Marketing Coordinator PGH Photo Fair
Meglio is an operator, connector, and arts + education advocate. Her skills as a creative operator were honed through years of running art galleries, multidisciplinary spaces, and designing private events, volunteering for multiple causes close to her heart, and a voracious appetite for new books. Meglio believes that relationship building through curated experiences is the shortest distance between two humans.
Jasmin is a writer, artist, and filmmaker currently living in Pittsburgh, Pa using her work as a central tool for healing, loving, and making sense of the world around her no matter how chaotic. Her work frequently touches on her "Trifecta" narrative: being Black, being a woman, and being queer.
Connelly is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Pittsburgh. His work has been influenced by provincial life and the informational encoding; it has been exhibited throughout the region.
Earnest is a painter from Alabama and holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She’s passionate about engaging in the local arts community through her jobs, supporting artists, and speaking on the invaluable nature of art in our lines. Jamie is a passionate worker and advocate for arts equality in children’s education and actively picks up teaching opportunities across the city. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and is held in private collections across the country.
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