Artist Guylaine Conquet explores black hair history as it relates to her own experience and transition to natural. Black people have been conditioned to think of their hair as a tiresome, time-consuming burden. Many people don’t perceive black hair as a positive attribute and European hair textures are still seen as a standard of beauty. The messages conveyed in her work are the pleasures of being naturally beautiful, being yourself, embracing your difference. Information on The Crown Act is incorporated in this exhibition.
Opening Reception, Artist Talk Back and Hair Care Workshop on Friday, January 13. 5:30 – 8:30 pm.
Free Sip and Paint class with the artist for children aged 8 – 14 years on Saturday, February 4. 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Women's History Exhibit: Phenomenal Woman
March 8 - May 10, 2023
Artist Kandy G Lopez will visually explore what it means to be a phenomenal woman through her multi-media portraits. The exhibition will discuss power and vulnerability within the ever-changing landscape of the idea of gender.
A free Fiber Arts Workshop with the artist will be presented on Saturday, April 1, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. The workshop will focus on identity and experimentation of materials using plastic canvas and thread to create portraits or other representation of identity.