EVENT: Ladies First: Beyond 28 Days

Fellow Sarah Lawrence Women’s History student Alexandria Lust has co-curated an upcoming art show at the Brecht Forum, located at 451 West Street in Manhattan.  Here’s the release:

Ladies First: Beyond 28 Days
An Exhibition Celebrating Black Female Expression
Co-Curated by Lehna Huie and Alexandria Lust in association with the Brecht Forum

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 3, 2011, 6:00 – 11:00 pm
…Exhibition Running From Thursday, February 3rd – Thursday, March 3, 2011

The “Ladies First: Beyond 28 Days” art exhibition at the Brecht Forum is a celebration of Black female expression through a visual and vocal dialogue surrounding the diversity of experiences and journeys of Black Women. Our stories are linked in time as our journeys are mapped in history. These are our footprints. Ladies First is a unique opportunity to share, reflect and identify ourselves within the Black Diaspora.

As you know, AmeriKKKa celebrates Black History Month annually during the month of February. Our history is deeply rooted far beyond 28 days. We believe that February is our time of bridging the past with the present. We believe in the power of art as resistance, art as consciousness, art as social commentary of our time. As creatively conscious thinkers, we bear witness to our world and respond in powerful ways. Ladies First is a momentum in creating awareness within a revolutionary space by celebrating and honoring Black women within the Diaspora.

Artist Lineup:
Lehna Huie: Painting/Sculpture
Alexandria Lust: Painting/Sculpture
Miatta Kawinzi: Painting
Leticia Contreras: Photography
Amber Adams: Sculpture
Ruth Vargas: Painting/Performance
Uni. Q. Mical: Poetry
Charmaine Bee: Photography
A.J. Hamilton: Photography
Jessica Valores: Painting/Collage/Poetry
Sophia Dawson: Photography
Samantha Lust: Film
Jova Vargas: Video
ShaNeia Siigh: Sculpture

….and more to come soon. Stay tuned.

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