Gallery Party at Windwalker Arts and Underground Gallery Saturday April 13, 7pm
Come to Windwalker (125 Cochran Ave, Charlotte, MI) to see the black light artwork of Alixandra Summit, the photography of Vincent Brady, the work of Detroit artist MALT, and to see Jimmy G and the Capitols play some of their scorching hot blues music!!
To learn more:
To learn more:
MI-Art Share Artist: Kimberly Bernita Ross
Black women are embracing natural, or non- chemically straightened (Permed or Relaxed) hair for a myriad of reasons. For some women, it is an expression of style, for others it is a political ethos or simply a matter of maintaining authenticity in societies that narrowly define beauty as European. Kimberly's exhibit, Damage Control, through interviews and portrait photography, examines the hair journeys of a diverse group of Black women and girls, as near as California and as far away as Denmark and South Africa.
The title, Damage Control, draws on the duality inherent in the choice to "go natural", which is often a struggle to control the literal damage caused by perming chemicals that have left some Black women with hair breakage or even bald spots, and the emotional damage caused by upholding beauty archetypes. Kimberly interviewed the women primarily in her hometown of Oakland, California in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This exhibit is essentially a conversation about the complexities of self-acceptance and womanhood, and a celebration of Black beauty. Kimberly has a background in journalism and media studies and has reported on issues affecting women, ranging from the activism of Code Pink to the impact of welfare policies on Black women in California. Currently, Kimberly is a doctoral student at Michigan State University in the African American and African Studies program, studying women and gender.