Opening Thursday, February 16th, from 12PM - 3PM
Led by artist and writer, Rhonda Wheatley, workshop participants will learn to develop a self-care focused journaling practice. Through writing exercises and a guided meditation, attendees will work through self-doubt and access tools for increasing self-worth and self-awareness. Wheatley will also cover goal setting, creativity, dream work, and vision work. Participants will leave “Writing to Wellness” with tools and practices to continue the work on their own.”
Registration is RECOMMENDED. Tickets can be found here: http://bit.ly/2jvvmzW
About The Artist:
Rhonda Wheatley is an artist whose sculptures, paintings, and written works are grounded in the speculative and metaphysical and explore consciousness, healing, and transformation. Wheatley has had solo exhibitions at David Weinberg Gallery and FLATFILEgalleries and group shows at spaces such as Gallery 400, Hyde Park Art Center, and Chicago Artist Coalition, as well as G.R. N’Namdi Gallery in Detroit and the Black Fine Art Show in New York City. She also teaches art and writing, leads personal development workshops, and practices several energy healing modalities. Wheatley earned a BA in English Literature with a minor in African American Studies from Loyola University, Chicago and an MA in Writing from DePaul University.
As a microcosm of our society, the art world maintains a system of marginalization based on racial and cultural difference. Artists identified as “other” function in silos, just as they do in society. This exhibition presents eight artists who examine these silos, otherness, and the cultural and social ramifications of marginalization based on one’s identity, whether self-defined or inscribed. Bearing witness, as these artists do, not only identifies the pressing issues of our time but also challenges the norm of marginalization, absence, and exclusion. Through the work of Yaw Agyeman, Wesley Clark, Nathaniel Donnett, Shané K. Gooding,Esau McGhee, Johana Moscoso, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Ellington Robinson, Stacy Lynn Waddell, Rhonda Wheatley, and Wilmer Wilson IV Silos gives voice to the silence(d).
Curated by Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D
Silos will be on view until February 18th, 2017.