The Muhammad Ali Center: "We Don't Wither" Exhibition
Featuring seven local artists, the "We Don’t Wither" exhibition at the Ali Center examines the intersection of art and activism. The artists showcased in this exhibit have created art or chosen from their art pieces that respond to current socio-cultural and socio-political situations, lived experiences, and related current events – to see our world and our community through their unique perspectives.
Through a rich tapestry of diverse pieces, this exhibition showcases the intersecting and profound role of women artists and women activists, particularly the leadership of BIPOC women, in social justice movements. The lived experiences of these women artists provide a window into the soul of our community—a community deeply wounded by racism and injustice, but a community striving for healing.
Artist in Action Workshop
I held an Artist-in-Action Workshop at the Ali Center to help visitors contribute to a community mural. My idea for the mural came from the question in my artist statement, talking about the boxes we put people into and how we are empowered to break out of those boxes. Participants chose a color of paint to fill in a shape, then used a paint pen to finish the statement on the wall ("We don't wither because..."). Participants interacted by posing in the blank space of the mural, symbolizing the empowerment of not withering, but…