Natori Green and Amy Bryan curated the exhibition Sisters Solidarity, representing issues such as motherhood, mental health, and the Black Lives Matter Movement. All COVID19 safety precautions will be in place. An opening reception with the artists will be held Saturday, September 12, from 6 to 9 pm which is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Natori Green states, “Providing a safe space for a dialogue on black issues and aid available to combat mental health issues that stem from the racial everyday trauma faced by people of African descent. In addition to viewing art, Visitors have the opportunity to leave the space with mental health resources and a craft kit provided by Project Peaceful Warrior while supplies last.”
Amy Bryan is inspired by bird watching. She likes the beauty of the birds she photographs and how they nurture their young. She was inspired by the Black bird watcher, Christian Cooper, who declared his right to bird watch while Black after an altercation at Central Park in New York. She will display her photographs of the birds on paper.
Alma Powell is inspired by images of the family in daily life. She will display paintings on canvas.
Exhibition dates: September 12 to October 4, 2020 Location: Second Story Gallery, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave. New Orleans, LA 70117.
The exhibiting artists are Amy Bryan, Alma Powell, Natori Green, and Melanie Reupke. Participating wellness organizations of this show are Project Peaceful Warrior and Window between Worlds.