Monday, March 7, 2011



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via NIKITA GALE on 3/7/11

I wanted to invite you to the opening of a new group show in which I'm participating this weekend.  The opening is THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 11TH at the Auburn Avenue Research Library (101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303) from 6:30PM - 9PM.

Some basic information about the show:

Esoteric Lore: Visual Storytelling is a growing collective of female artists who are unearthing creative outlets to explore aspects of black womanhood. With the use of photography, mixed media production, painting, illustration, and print making techniques, we focus on the stories of a historically marginalized and minimized people.

Encouraged to honor and celebrate the whole Self, this touring exhibit offers empowering images that actively respond to the lack of positive, authentic representations of Black women in mainstream media. Because the stories of women of color have traditionally been written as one-dimensional and often falsified, it is important to acknowledge the complexities behind the existence of Black womanhood. Esoteric Lore provides an avenue to collectively counter the revisionist history behind the oppressed experiences that pervade the realities of us all. Visual art forms are but tools for communication. Serving as unique agents of thought and action, this exhibition aims to encourage dialogue around the holistic understanding of seeing ourselves in one another.

Participating artists:  Corinne Stevie Francilus, Taryn Lee Crenshaw, Iman Person, Nikita Gale, Michelyah, Elizah Turner, Crystal E. Monds, and Faatimah Stevens

The exhibit will be on display at the Auburn Avenue Research Library from March 11th until April 30th.

You can read more about the show on our KICKSTARTER page (feel free to donate!) and on the OFFICIAL WEBSITE.

Hope to see you there!


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