The Genesis Collective Presents



Works due September 30th


Beaver County’s Black creatives answered the call to submit their work to the art invitational! Prizes were awarded for the artist’s reflection on the theme of what it means to be Black in Beaver County, as well as their display of clarity, sincerity, and individuality.

  • Top prize of $1200 went to Aliquippa’s Marlon Gist for his painting, “Gist Ave.”
  • Aliquippa photographer Latonya Owens won second prize of $1000 for “Unspoken Dreams.”
  • Third prize went to Seth Whitted of Beaver Falls for his mini-doc, “White Comfort.”

All submissions will be featured at a public art display on November 19 at The Upper Room, 722 Ohio Ave., Midland, from 7-9 p.m. Rides from Beaver Falls and Aliquippa are available. Please email with the subject, “Need a ride” to inquire.

Teaching artists Izzrel Jardine of Midland, Denise Johnson of Aliquippa, and Bree Mycyk will be deployed to The Center, Neighborhood North: Museum of Play, and Aliquippa Impact to conduct a series of art lessons with local youth.

A Special Thanks to: