Art Forum Review Curated by AW Founder Kiara Ventura, winner of BAS inaugural Open Call | Emerging Bronx Voices
For Us aims to capture how the featured women artists of color are creating imagined worlds through aesthetic and fragments reflecting their reality. These realms are imagined not only to reflect themselves but are dedicated to other women of color in hopes of healing and empowering. The exhibition brings to question how can images help us drive our process of healing and imagine freedom. In this world driven by images, how can we utilize them and take agency over the images that represent us to manifest our future, create safe spaces on and offline, and heal in the process? As the featured mediums from sculpture to video to painting all unite, the gallery will essentially work as a safe space.
Featured Artists: Jheyda McGarrell, Dana Davenport, Monica Hernandez, Caseena Karim, RAFiA Santana, Nicole Bello, Rocio Marie, and Solaris Sapiente
Programs: Saturday, March 31, 6-9pm Opening Reception with Performance by Megan Curet at 7pm Thursday, April 5, 7pm Utilizing the Internet to Raise Your Voice as Young Female Artists of ColorPanel Discussion with Rocio Marie Cabrera, Monica Hernandez, Jheyda McGarrell and RAFiA Santana Friday, April 13, 6:30-9:30pm Spi(Cy-Fi)lm Screening and Discussion for QTPOC Wednesday, April 18, 6:30pm El Sistema Afro-Latin Dance Workshop with Megan Curet Friday, April 20, 6-9pm Odiosas BX present: Weirdo of Color Open Mic Wednesday, April 25 and May 9, 6:30-7:30pm Curatorial Tour Saturday, May 5, 5-8pm BREATHE: Circle for My Sistas Workshop for Bronx Girls 14-18 Saturday, May 12, 7-9pm Closing Reception