Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Planned in Woodland

YoloArts in collaboration with Women in Leadership, Davis (WiLD), will host a Celebration of Freedom and closing reception of the Art. In. Action exhibit on Saturday June 19 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Gibson House grounds in Woodland.

The Saturday afternoon happening offers the last chance to view the powerful exhibit honoring African American women heroes, civil rights leaders, and victims of police brutality through the art work of Hisani Stenson, Stephanie Thayer, Kate Mellon Anibaba, Seana Burke, Danielle Fodor, Sasha Santer Hill, Nelson Loskamp, Anya McCann, Aislinn Murray, Jennifer Nachmanoff, Gilda Posada, Ruth Santer, and Eden Sunday.

The family friendly event will feature music by DJ Vallas, light refreshments, and art activities including Juneteenthsidewalk chalk drawing and collage creations for all ages. The outdoor gathering will also include a short program with WiLD co-founder Dzokerayi Minya, Sarah Zimmerman, WiLD member, and spoken word presentations by WiLD members and mentees.

“It has been a pleasure to co-host this art exhibition and the upcoming Juneteenth celebration with Yolo Arts. Continuing the conversation on race with the entire family is important, as is participating in events promoting and celebrating BIPOC lives,” said Minya, of WiLD.

Women in Leadership, Davis (WiLD), is a group supporting women leaders, African American women and other Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). It was founded out of the desire to bring opportunities to BIPOC young women and aims to break the double glass ceiling that exists for Brown girls. WiLD mentors women of all ages through logistical and community support, empowers young women to pursue leadership roles, and educates the community to bring awareness to systemic barriers of success facing women of marginalized groups through community events.

The Art. In. Action exhibition artwork can also be viewed online at https://yoloarts.org/online-galleries/#current.

Learn more about WiLD at www.wildeventsdavis.com.

The Barn Gallery is committed to supporting the continual growth and development of the arts by offering a large space for installations and performances by emerging and established artists. It is located at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland and open Thursday afternoons 2:30-5 p.m. and two Saturday afternoons monthly. For more information contact ya@yoloarts.org.

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