New York Women in Film & Television and the ImageNation Cinema Foundation invite you to the launch of the Project Emerge program at the Closing Night Reception for the exhibit Belletrix: Multimedia Expressions of Black Womanhood. Portion of the proceeds will benefit NYWIFT and ImageNation.
About Project Emerge
The Belletrix exhibit is the first Project Emerge exhibit presented by ImageNation. Project Emerge is a series of exhibitions featuring visual artists of African and Latino descent. These exhibits are designed to generate community interest in new artists, cultivate new collectors, garner sales, and heighten visibility for these burgeoning professionals. Project Emerge also engages non-profit groups to host opening and closing events, thereby earning a portion of the art sales in support of their missions and work.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Belletrix (aka bellatrix - which means warrior woman) explores the roles that Black women have played throughout history juxtaposed with current depictions of Black femininity. This group exhibition features works by Sophia Dawson, Lehna Huie, Delphine Fawundu-Buford, Jennifer Crute, Andia Winslow and Monique Walton, and RadhaMUSprime.
Inspired by the struggles of Black women ranging from Sojourner Truth (a 19th century African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist), to Sybrina Fulton (mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin) to rapper Lil’ Kim, the Belletrix exhibit celebrates the Black Woman and her battle to defend her family, femininity, life, identity and existence. Through image, sound and word, this interactive group exhibition, acknowledges the war and celebrates the beauty of the warrior.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Apr. 28, 2014