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The Janette Kennedy Gallery Presents #melaninpoppin; reception April 13

The Janette Kennedy Gallery Presents #melaninpoppin

Featuring emerging black woman artists, exploring all things #blackgirlmagic, self-love,

vitality and self-care


WHAT:                WoCa Projects and Kinked Mirror come together to present #melaninpoppin at The Janette Kennedy Gallery at South Side on Lamar. Featured artists include Taylor Barnes, Ari Edwards, Asia Youngs-Bailey and Sanah Brown-Bowers.


WHERE:              The Janette Kennedy Gallery at South Side on Lamar

                             1409 South Lamar Street

                             Dallas, TX 75217

                             (214) 426-1575


WHEN:                Install: April 5-7

Opening Reception: April 13 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Closing: April 30

COST:                  Free

About WoCA Projects

WoCa Project is a non-profit, arts organization featuring contemporary artworks by local, national, and international women artists of color, and diversifying the contemporary landscape through exhibitions and community arts programming. For more information, visit www.wocaprojects.com.


About Kinked Mirror 

Kinked Mirror Corp., an artist community and collective, champions and promotes its members’ artistic production. Formed for Black women, members create fashion, publications, films, collaborations and performances. Kinked Mirror Corp recognizes the multiple responsibilities of its members, the masks they are sometimes forced to wear, and the hostile environments in which they live and work. To counter these experiences Kinked Mirror Corp will aid the early development of new works through a collection fund established with annual membership dues.


About Janette Kennedy Gallery

The Janette Kennedy Gallery, formerly the South Side Gallery, was established in 2002 as a means for local artists, the Artist’s Residency Program, and the community at large to exhibit their works. This gallery differs from others in that it does not administer a fee for use of the space, nor has it charged a commission on the pieces an artist sells. Artists who have exhibited in the gallery come from all disciplines and have included medias such as sculpture, ceramics, video, woodcuts, paintings, drawings, music, graphic art, found object and site-specific installations from fine art to contemporary art. For more information, visit the Janette Kennedy Gallery Facebook page.

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2015 Juried Artists’ Book Exhibition opens Dec. 4



3rd Annual Juried Artists’ Book Exhibition

December 4-29, 2015

Artist Reception: Friday, December 4th, 2015 6-8:30 p.m.

Exhibition: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth, Texas 76107

In December 2015, WoCA Projects is partnering with the Fort Worth Community Arts Center to present its 3rd Annual Juried Artists’ Books Exhibition exploring the diversity within the artist book medium, including both traditional book-binded forms as well as (but not limited to) those works that use books as a reference or metaphor to create other conceptual forms. Examples might explore the interchangeable use of of mixed-media, painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber arts, photography, sculpture, ceramics, sound, film/video, and installations in the creation or referencing of the book form. Note: the inclusion of text and exact references to traditional books not required.

The juried exhibition will be displayed at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center from December 4-29, 2015

Click here for full “3rd Annual Artists’ Book” prospectus.
The Exhibition will run from December 4-29, 2015. Artist Reception is Friday, December 4th from 6-8:30 p.m.

One artist will receive a $500 Purchase Award and their selected work added to the University of North Texas Willis Library’s Rare Books Collection, whose diverse and innovative artists’ books collection is made accessible for students, faculty, researchers, and the public, and to view in special exhibitions in the 4th floor Reading Room. Click here to read more on the Willis Libraries Archives and Rare Books Collection.


Morgan Gieringer, Head of Special Collections, University of North Texas Willis Library, (Denton, TX)

Lauren Cross, Director/Curator, WoCA Projects (Fort Worth, TX)


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