Friday, May 30, 2014
A tragic passing can rattle a community — even more so when it's the violent death of two well-regarded community members. In the case of Sarah and Susan Wolfe, many in the arts community have rallied together to preserve their memory.
On Feb. 6, the Wolfe sisters were murdered in their East Liberty home. But one piece of good that has come out of their deaths is WolfePack Goods, a group of artists that has created charity artwork of limited-edition t-shirts, visual art, ceramics and more. Artists and artist groups involved include Commonwealth Press, Alternate Histories, Redraven studios and more.
WolfePack Goods will launch tonight with an Art & Rock Show at Commonwealth Press Warehouse, located at 2315 Wharton St. in South Side. The event will feature artwork, food trucks, print demos and live music from The Electrocats and The Fabulous Falcons, two bands from the Girls Rock! Pittsburgh program.
The artwork sold at the event and from WolfePack Goods' website honor the Wolfe sisters interests and will benefit Girls Rock! Pittsburgh, an empowerment program for young females that uses making music as a tool to teach valuable skills and life lessons. The money raised will go toward establishing the Sarah & Susan Wolfe Scholarship Fund.
The Wolfe sisters were active in the Riot Grrrl scene of the '90s and 2000s. The movement was concerned with and promoted female empowerment, much like Girls Rock! Pittsburgh.