Casey Droege (Organizer in Chief) has worked as a development coordinator, planning and carrying out fundraising events and has organized numerous exhibitions and workshops over the years. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and maintains her studio practice. Her genuine interest in creating a stronger arts network in Pittsburgh led her to create SIX x ATE this year. This dinner and lecture series invites artists and cuisiniers to respond to a theme for a professional audience invested in an interdisciplinary conversation in this city. Three occurred this summer and fall, spurring a number of collaborations, connections and sharing of resources.
Corey Escoto (Packaging, Design, and Web) is an artist and Assistant Professor in Art and Design at Chatham University. He recently co-organized the 2012 Earth Day Bike Parade, a collaboration with environmental non-profits, student groups, and bike advocacy organizations. Corey’s personal studio work has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions, including Volume for Volume at Regina Rex in NY; The Hollow Center, Smack Mellon in NY; DeCollecting, at the FRAC Nord-Pais de Calais, Dunquerque, France; and Le Souvenir at ACC Gallery, Weimar, Germany. During his time in St. Louis he was selected to participate in the Great Rivers Biennial and was a recipient of the Gateway Foundation Grant.
Blaine Siegel (Artist and Venue Coodinator) is an actively exhibiting artist residing in Pittsburgh, PA who is interested in outreach to artists and the public. He has been teaching workshops and creating projects in public high schools since his first residency with The Print Center in the West Philadelphia and Martin Luther King High Schools in Philadelphia in 2008. As a member of a traditional agricultural CSA and Philadelphia’s first art CSA, Blaine believes this project is an amazing opportunity to discover local artists, obtain great pieces of work, and create a bond between the arts and the city of Pittsburgh.
Kilolo Luckett (Money, Marketing, and Membership)is director of development for The Andy Warhol Museum. She serves on the City of Pittsburgh’s Art Commission and Program Advisory Committee for Fashion Retail Management & Fashion Design at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Through her many professional and volunteer efforts, she has sought to invigorate the cultural, economic and social landscapes of Pittsburgh. Kilolo is thrilled to be a part of the CSA team and work with marketing the project. She brings her passion and experience in arts and project management for artists and non-profits; executing creative art events; and connecting artists with art collectors.