Local not-for-profit community organization EmpowerTalk features four female artists who emanate womanhood and femininity in their work.
EmpowerTalk presents FOUR WOMEN: The Female Introspective, an art exhibition and benefit inspired by Nina Simone’s pivotal anthem “Four Women,” Friday, May 8, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Studio Gallery at ACAS in the Gateway Arts District of Historic Mt. Rainier, MD. EmpowerTalk will open a unique exhibition featuring four female artists to share and celebrate their creative expressions of female beauty, strength, and power. Offering four individual artistic perspectives, illustrator and painter Rose Jaffe, abstract artist Kimeko Torres, painter Jenai Asemoa, and abstract artist Sharron Johnson capture the essence of the female in a series of paintings, mixed media, and digital prints. The works will be exhibited and for sale at the Studio Gallery at ACAS where guests will enjoy music, signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and beauty and fitness raffle prizes. Following the event, each of the artists’ works will be featured and for sale in a four-week virtual exhibit at www.empowertalk.org.
The exhibition also serves as a benefit to raise funds to support the mission, programs, and efforts of EmpowerTalk. Although it has garnered success and gained a following through the strides of the founders over the past two years, EmpowerTalk aims to substantially grow and expand its organization in order to provide more educational resources and empowering content to women in and beyond the Washington, DC area. Proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to EmpowerTalk to support the organization’s new and ongoing 2015-2016 programs and events.
“This event allows for a dialogue between artists and community. ACAS [Adinkra Cultural Arts Studios] has generously opened its doors to serve as a site that features the work of very talented local, women artists. Opare Densua of EmpowerTalk had the vision to present artists within the very relevant context of women’s empowerment,” said Asantewa Boakyewa, curator of “FOUR WOMEN: The Female Introspective”. Boakyewa has curated exhibitions featuring local and national artists for the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture, the Washington Project for the Arts, and the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis, MD. Boakyewa currently serves as Associate Director of Community Engagement in the Performing Arts at Georgetown University.
EmpowerTalk acknowledges its partners Adinkra Cultural Arts Studios, Asli Pure Natural Body Care, Love.Pain.Me Fitness and Life Coaching, and Ivy Beauty & Grooming Lounge in FOUR WOMEN: The Female Introspective.
For more information and to RSVP for the event, visit www.empowertalk.org.