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Witness | From Shadows

Witness | From Shadows
April 4-18
Lala Openi:
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Artists Nanci Amaka and Lala Openi make work that echoes the human experience and moves beyond object production into the realm of investigative self-awareness. By exploring vulnerability and trauma, they create a space for introspection and healing.
Witness is a reincarnation of the ongoing Scar Stories Series by artist Nanci Amaka. This work is an active collection of varying memories of painful experiences. Mono prints, sculptures, and participants’ hand written memories are juxtaposed with sound pieces, and previous performance documentations. On Friday April 7th, the artist will hold a performance where the audience will be able to include their own stories of acquiring scars to the collection.
From Shadows is a series of paintings and internal dialogue documenting artist Lala Openi’s journey through shadow work over a period of 7 months. Mixed media large scale paintings are accompanied by personal journal entries, notes on dealing with disappointment, affirmations, love letters, and doodles which have all played an integral part in the process of the artist’s healing through shadow work.

Earlier Event: April 3
Beginning Improv Classes
Later Event: April 4
Go With The Flow - HWS Workshop