THE ARTISTS—All the participants of the Women of Vision’s exhibition. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

THE ARTISTS—All the participants of the Women of Vision’s exhibition. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

Women of Visions is celebrating its 35th anniversary with an original exhibition, “Patterns of Injustice” from September 23 through November 4 at Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley. The exhibition is a highlight of the Center’s 20th annual Mavuno Festival.

“Patterns of Injustice” is a multi-media exhibition presented by Women of Visions, a collective of female African American visual artists from the Pittsburgh region. The show explores themes of injustice and activism addressing injustices and societal challenges that continue to impact communities locally, nationally and globally.

“This exhibition is a perfect way to celebrate the longevity of our artist group. The theme is current, important and thought-provoking. We are pleased that we can help bring attention to important issues through our art,” said Tina Williams Brewer, president, Women of Visions.

An opening reception for the show was held at Sweetwater Center for the Arts on Friday, September 23. The event was sponsored The Pierans, Inc.

An artist lecture by Elizabeth Asche Douglas, “African American Artists: Community, Collaboration and the Quest for Social Justice”, will be hosted on November 4th from 7-8:30 p.m. at Sweetwater. Ms. Douglas will address past and present social justice issues, connecting heritage, legacy and contemporary expression related to African American culture. There is a suggested $5 donation.

The Muvano Festival also featured two discussions with civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis,with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell on October 8th.

For more information visit: SweetwaterArtCenter.org/Mavuno-Festival.

PASSING ON KNOWLEDGE—Mary Martin explains her pieces to Muriel Alim, Alyssa Alim, Jada Alim and Kaya Alim.

PASSING ON KNOWLEDGE—Mary Martin explains her pieces to Muriel Alim, Alyssa Alim, Jada Alim and Kaya Alim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALTHA PITTRELL, from the North Side, stands by her sculpture.

ALTHA PITTRELL, from the North Side, stands by her sculpture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JO-ANNE BATES stands by her piece in the gallery.

JO-ANNE BATES stands by her piece in the gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELIZABETH “BETTY” DOUGLAS stands by her painting, “Mii.”

ELIZABETH “BETTY” DOUGLAS stands by her painting, “Mii.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA VERNE KEMP stands by her sculpture in the gallery.

LA VERNE KEMP stands by her sculpture in the gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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