Her-ricane: A Powerful Art Exhibition Exploring Ancestral Spirits and Southern Roots


Join Us for "Her-ricane": A Powerful Art Exhibition Exploring Ancestral Spirits and Southern Roots

Step into the eye of the storm with "Her-ricane," a mesmerizing art exhibition inspired by an old Southern African-American folk tale. This captivating story speaks of hurricanes as the avenging spirits of enslaved Africans trafficked across the Transatlantic Slave Trade. These souls, torn from their homeland and subjected to unimaginable suffering, now find their power in nature's most formidable storms.

Experience the Power and Beauty of Ancestral Legacy

This collection is not just art; it’s a tribute to resilience and heritage. Every piece in "Her-ricane" is crafted with intention and depth, using materials like sweet grass and magnolia leaves that echo the lives and struggles of the enslaved. The upcycled housing materials symbolize the scattered homes post-destruction, while circles and curves mimic the storm's eye. The rich colors—gold, blue, green, white, and grey—celebrate the natural beauty and wealth of Africa, the Motherland.

Personal Stories Woven into Every Creation

Each artwork comes with a personalized summary detailing its creation and the profound research behind it. Influenced by the writings of Zora Neale Hurston and African-American folk tales, I delved into the history and trauma of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. This journey opened my eyes to the complexities of this dark period, revealing harsh truths.

A Reflection of Southern Roots and Personal Growth

"Her-ricane" also mirrors my own experiences growing up in the South. My earliest memory is of a hurricane, a defining moment that shaped my understanding of strength and survival. This exhibition is a reflection of those roots and the circumstances that made me who I am today. Through my art, I invite you to witness the transformation of pain into beauty, chaos into order, and history into a powerful narrative.

Join Us and Support Local Art

Come and explore "Her-ricane," a tribute to our ancestors and a testament to the enduring human spirit. By attending this exhibition, you not only support local art but also honor the rich tapestry of African-American history and culture.

Be a Part of This Journey

Mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable evening of art, history, and storytelling. Let "Her-ricane" sweep you off your feet and leave you with a deeper connection to the past and a renewed appreciation for the present.

Details of the Exhibition:

Date: June 14, 2024 - June 23, 2024

Time: Opening night June 14th 7 pm- 9 pm

Location: 2000 L St NW Washington, DC

Admission: Free Admission

Don't miss this unique opportunity to own a piece of art that speaks to the soul and tells a story of resilience and heritage. See you at "Her-ricane" – where history meets artistry.

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