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.


Artist Talk and Floral Arrangement Workshop

Date: June 23, 2024

Time: 1 pm-3 pm

Location: 2000 L St NW Washington, DC

Join us for an enchanting evening of creativity and inspiration at a unique event that combines the artistry of floral arrangement with the magic of up-cycled glasswork. This special workshop features an artist talk and hands-on floral arrangement session by Valencia Wilson. The artist behind Her-ricane. This workshop will consist of plant material used in the exhibition and custom up-cycled vases by the talented local glass artist, Daphne, from Jarred and Confused.

Artist Talk:

Discover the journey behind Plant Matter as Valencia shares her passion for transforming plant material into modern nontraditional art pieces. Learn about her creative process, sustainable practices, and the stories behind her most cherished pieces. Valencia’s innovative approach to up-cycling breathes new life into old materials, turning them into beautiful, functional art.

Floral Arrangement Workshop:

Under Valencia’s guidance, immerse yourself in the world of floral design. Using the custom vases from Jarred and Confused as your canvas, you'll learn the basics of flower selection, arrangement techniques, and balancing colors and textures. Whether you're a seasoned florist or a beginner, this workshop will inspire you to create your floral masterpieces.

What You'll Get:

A personalized, up-cycled glass vase crafted by Daphne from Jarred and Confused

Fresh, seasonal flowers to arrange and take home

Tips and techniques for creating stunning floral arrangements

Insight into sustainable art practices and the beauty of up-cycling

Who Should Attend:

This event is perfect for art enthusiasts, sustainability advocates, floral design lovers, and anyone looking to explore their creative side in a fun and supportive environment.


Tickets are available on eventbrite. More information at

Come and be part of an evening where art and nature converge, and leave with your beautiful floral creation in a unique, up-cycled vase. Spaces are limited, so book your spot today!