Join The Standing In the Sacred Of Self: A Sanctified Sistah Space In Harlem

August 19, 2021

Blick Art Materials in association with Spirit in Sunset Productions presents during the month of August, “Standing in the Sacred of Self: A Sanctified Sistah Space.”

The art exhibition and EYE/Conic photoshoot in Celebration of the Rainbowed Radiance of Women Artists of Color.

The exhibit, a selection of artwork and poetry by award-winning photographer and writer, Nikki Williams, will be on display from August 1st through August 31st, 2021, at Blick Art Materials located at 261 West 125th Street in Harlem.

“Standing in the Sacred of Self: A Sanctified Sistah Space,” is part of Blick Harlem’s “12 Art Beats” monthly exhibition series.

On Monday, August 16, 2021, at 4 pm, representatives on behalf of Assembly Member Inez E. Dickens and Assembly Member Al Taylor, will present Spirit in Sunset Productions with a Citation and Proclamation acknowledging the important contributions of Women Artists of Color.

On Friday, August 27, 2021, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., at Riverbank State Park located at 679 Riverside Drive @ 145th Street, Spirit in Sunset Productions will conclude the month-long celebration with a photoshoot and program entitled, “Mama Movers/Sistah Shakers – A Celebration of World Dreamin’ Wimmin.”

The photoshoot from 4-5 pm, will pay tribute to long-established, Women Artists of Color whose artistic practices span at least four decades.

Williams is honoring Women of Color whose works and contributions in theater, film, dance, literature, music, fashion, the visual arts, etc., have added greatly to the fabric and economy of arts and culture in the United States and beyond.

From 5-7 pm, the public is invited to attend the program that follows the photoshoot. The Honorable, U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat, will also present a Proclamation acknowledging the vital contributions and importance of Women Artists of Color.

Other confirmed speakers are Melody Capote, Executive Director, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, George Faison, famed choreographer and dancer and Founder of the Faison Firehouse Theater, Lisa Gold Executive Director Asian American Arts Alliance, Andrew Jackson (Sekou Molefi), Professor Queens College, and Ann Tripp, News Director, WBLS/WLIB Radio.

Following the presentations, each artist will be formally introduced and share a few statements centering on her creative journey. Williams chose to culminate her month-long exhibit and honor her Creative Colleagues, whom she describes as Wise Women Who Stand firmly in their Certainty of Age.”

Williams states that the photo shoot is the first of its kind because it will capture the collective Elder Genius and WiZdom of brilliant and resilient Herstories.

It is also a Visual PraiseSong and Sermon testifying to the power and incredible beauty that Black Women possess when Love of Self is embraced.

Williams believes that “There is no greater radiance that one can possess then when one chooses to answer their Calling, share their Creative Light, and live life Authentically.”

For more information, please call Spirit in Sunset Productions at (212) 368-3571.

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