The Art of Janet McKenzie – Opening Reception
Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 6PM
This is an intimate exhibition visually reflecting the strength and courage of diverse women who continually strive for racial and gender equality. The paintings in this exhibit pay homage to the iconic individual – a woman waiting in stillness for her child to be returned to her as many asylum seekers are experiencing and a woman offered up as sacrificial being, which is far too common worldwide. This art also includes and honors women in community with one another who bear witness – and remember. The most beloved and iconic of all mothers, Mother Mary, here with the Holy Child Jesus, is presented within a maternal triptych and, in another work, she stands with the stolen Nigerian (Chibok) school girls as an abiding and loving presence. This exhibition celebrating the feminine spirit was inspired into existence as a tribute to wise and visionary women who stand strong and reject prejudice and hate. May these paintings remind us of our inherent similarities rather than our differences and serve as a voice of healing justice.