The Design Workshop is excited to announce a community event centered around their current work on the Bailey Drive Gateway. They have been working with talented multimedia artist, Tiffany Baker, since last fall on the creation of a temporary art installation to highlight the collective history of Raleigh’s first Black post-WWII subdivision, Rochester Heights.
During the last 5 months Tiffany has visited Raleigh, conducted extensive research to learn about the history and context of the neighborhood as it relates to the city and other historically Black neighborhoods in the area and state. In partnership with UrbanGlass in Brooklyn and McConnell Studios in Raleigh she has refined the process for creating glass portraits to highlight the lives of those who shaped the community as a safe haven and intellectual hub for many of Raleigh’s Black residents during times of segregation.
On Saturday, April 17th from 12:00 -3:00 pm, the community is invited to join them on site at Bailey Drive where you can meet the artist, have your portrait taken for FREE, enjoy food, music, raffles, and art activities. You will also have the opportunity to weigh in on the neighbors who will be featured through Tiffany’s glass portraiture work, and submit the names of other Rochester Heights or Biltmore Hills neighbors (past or present) you think should be recognized.