2018 begins with this exhibit for me!
Accompanied by a new poem by Nikkea Sharee
A SPACE OF HER OWN
a Space of her own
A Space of Her Own is an effort to bring to the forefront the need for women’s representation in art and society. The relevance of women’s contributions to history should be undisputed, but their narratives as told by women themselves are largely absent from our societal fabric. The purpose of this initiative is to create more collaborative artistic spaces that are accessible to everyone, especially women, while in turn acting as homage to women artists from previous generations.
Each artist listed on this site has chosen a trailblazing female artist of a previous generation to act as their muse for a new piece that they have created. They will present their muse in a multi-sensory artist reception at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, Newport News, VA.
The exhibit itself will be displayed from January 6-27, 2018.
We are a dynamic group of female artists that seek to create safe creative spaces for women while honoring the trailblazing artists that came before us. Our ultimate goal is to turn this one exhibit into long-term programming to include philanthropic work and engaging the community through the arts.
EXPLORING CREATIVE DEPTHS
On January 6, 2018, we will converge at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center for a multi-sensory art exhibit opening.