Shonna McDaniels: The Black Woman Experience, is a solo exhibition featuring the mixed media artwork of artist and community activist, Shonna McDaniels.
McDaniels is a Sacramento based artist with an extensive background in art instruction and mural design. In 1996 she founded the Sojourner Truth Art Museum and is the executive director. The museum preserves Black history and celebrates the accomplishments of African American people and their legacy.
In her artist statement McDaniels writes, “The primary theme that drives my art practice today is celebrating the beauty of the Black woman. I’ve always been devoted to creating portraits that are inspired by the Black woman’s joy, hope, love, dignity, strength, and essence of her soul. I work with layers of African textiles, collage paper, design patterns, symbols, and vibrant skin tones. Each layer serves its very own meaningful purpose. It is my hope that with each theme I explore and with each portrait I create, something vital is etched into the memory of the viewer.”
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 5:30-8pm
Music by Kevin Welch of Boca do Rio
Light refreshments and Yolo County Wine
Free and open to the public
Location: Gallery 625 (County Admin Building) 625 Court Street, Woodland CA. 95695
Image credits: Madagascar Woman, Shonna McDaniels, Oil, acrylic, beads and gold leaf
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