I AM SHE challenges viewers to embrace the full spectrum of the divine feminine by connecting to archetypal expressions of the Black Woman in the 21st century.
This spring 2019 Imani Shanklin Roberts unveils I AM SHE, a collection of works inspired by her recent journey away from art making and a deeper delve into self discovery. Opening March 2nd, 2019 at the Weeksville Heritage Center, viewers will not only see, but experience the artist's expression of holistic femininity through portrait works and connected charging stations, designed in partnership with set designer Alicia DeLarge. The archetypes being explored both visually and experientially include the Rebel Woman, Carefree Black Girl, Bruja, Wombman, Visionary, Lover, and High Powered Woman of the World.
Stepping into motherhood encouraged Roberts to confront the identities that she holds true. Rearing a daughter required extreme investigation of identities and an analysis of what it truly means to be female, to be black and to be human in the 21st century.
Please join us for the opening celebration of I AM SHE on Saturday, March 2nd from 5pm - 9pm. Located in the galleries of the historic Weeksville Heritage Center, Imani Shanklin Roberts presents her newest solo exhibition that contains a collection of mixed-media inspired by her recent journey away from art making and a deeper delve into self discovery.
Wednesday, March 27th bid farewell with a celebration of Womxn through Music from 6pm - 9pm. .
Upon arrival Tru Viiolet will conduct the soundtrack, while guests enjoy complimentary cocktails and small bites, before a conversation on stepping into your power as a woman of color in the 21st century.
Following the discussion attendees will be serenaded by Shyvonne, fresh off the release of her EP, "Back to the Beach" before saying farewell with vibes curated by Cam Wink.