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Fri March 7th | 6-9 PM FREE , ALL AGES Betti Ono Kicks Off International Women’s History Month 2014 with the West Coast Premiere of Nationally Acclaimed Project ‘ Stop Telling Women To Smile’. Featuring New Work from Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Portraying Local Bay Area Women. The show opens to the public Friday March 7, 2014 at 6-9 PM.
Stop Telling Women To Smile (STWTS) is a public art project and exhibition that addresses gender based street harassment created by Brooklyn, NY based artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. STWTS features hand-drawn portraits of women who have told their stories of harassment that are transformed into large-scale posters and wheat pasted on outdoor walls, placing the images and voices of women in public space.
Sat March 8th | 6-8 PM | Tix $20
My Art, My Culture Awards + International Women’s Day Celebration. The first annual My Art, My Culture 2014 Awards will feature the unveiling of a commemorative mural by international artists and activists CeCe Carpio and Jessica Sabogal and an honoree reception with special guests and performances.
The 2014 My Art, My Culture honorees are noted Bay Area artists and activists Juana Alicia, Yuri Kochiayma, Kilu Nyasha, Amara T. Smith and emerging arts leader Lexx Valdez. Proceeds from the ticket sales benefit the ongoing development of the My Art, My Culture Series supporting the work of women in art, culture, media and performance.
Thurs March 20 | 6-8PM Artist Talk | Tix $10 Women & The Street Art Movement : Join artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh +special guests in conversation about their work and role as women in the street art movement.
Thurs March 20 | 9 PM UNTIL #GOODCOMPANY Creative Social Mixer After the Women In Street Art artist talk, join us for the launch of #GOODCOMPANY a 3rd Thursday networking mixer/social for artists, creative types and the people who love them! Hosted by Crillmatic + friends
Sat March 22 | 6-9 PM Book Release & Signing | “Black Girls Are From the Future” and “(H)afrocentric: The Comic Vol. 3” Join authors Renina Jarmon (“Black Girls Are From the Future”) and Juliana “Jewels” Smith ( “(H)afrocentric: the Comic Vol. 3”) for the launch of their latest works. They’ll share their vision of storytelling in an increasingly digital world with book signing to follow.
Fri March 28 | 6-10 PM QUEENDOM:Women, Media & Hip Hop Interactive + Performance DJ Zita and Betti Ono present QUEENDOM Women, Media & Hip Hop event addresses the role of women in hip-hop from a female perspective through interactive workshops, panels, and performances.
Sat March 29 | 11AM AfroUrban/Global Street Dance Day | $12 Facilitated by Nkei, join us for an exciting day long workshop intensive for beginners, intermediate and advanced global street dance lovers. The $12.00 fee covers one workshop. See website for workshop times.
Sun March 30 | 2-5pm | $10-$25 Writing the Missing Story : A Writing Workshop Lovingly Facilitated by Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene, founder of the Sugarcane Writing Workshops
What truths are curled on the insides of your bones aching to be spoken and written? What experiences are you praying some writer writes for you so you can, for once, see your own reflection in books/blogs/tweets/literature? No one can write those words but you, dear one. Writing the Missing Story will consist of various writing prompts, exercises and discussions that will serve the purpose of crafting those stories/poems/essays. We will write together and at the end of the workshop, everyone will leave with tools to continue to deepen the writing we began together.
Betti Ono proudly present 2014 My Art , My Culture Series an annual celebration of International Women’s Month featuring women centric arts exhibitions, experiences and programs throughout the month of March in collaboration with local artists, organizations and event sponsors.
This year features the first annual My Art, My Culture Awards in recognition of Bay Area women artists and activists that have used their art to significantly impact the cultural, social and political landscape on a local and global level. The awards were created as part of our ongoing efforts to promote art and creativity as a catalyst for social change.
The 2014 Honorees include internationally recognized artists and activists Juana Alicia, Yuri Kochiayma, Kilu Nyasha, Amara T. Smith and emerging arts leader Lexx Valdez. The My Art, My Culture 2014 Awards Event will be held on International Womens Day, Saturday, March 8 from 6-8pm at Betti Ono.
The event will feature the unveiling of a commemorative mural by international artists and activists CeCe Carpio and Jessica Sabogal and an honoree reception with special guests and performances.
In addition to the awards event, the My Art, My Culture 2014 series includes ongoing public programs and special events throughout the month. Passes, tickets and schedules to attend the awards are listed above.
A special thank you to My Art, My Culture 2014 Community Partners & Sponsors
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