The Black Woman is God: Assembly of Gods Opening Reception, Thursday, August 30, 6–10pm

Mary Lovelace O'Neal


SOMArts is proud to present The Black Woman is God: Assembly of Gods, a multidisciplinary exhibition with free admission from August 30–October 2, 2018, celebrating the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form. More than 50 intergenerational artists working in sculpture, painting, new media, and photography create new myths to challenge Eurocentric notions of God.

Now in its third year at SOMArts, the exhibition’s theme represents the various spiritual traditions of the African diaspora that encourage members of the Black community to claim their own divinity. The exhibition uplifts and makes visible the multiplicity of Black art, culture and spirituality.

Opening with a free public reception on Thursday, August 30, 6–10pmThe Black Woman is God presents a Crowns and Gowns procession that will reveal beauty as a site of resistance to annihilation and performances by Samba Guisse’s Cheikh Ndiguel Fall, Sengel, and Colette Eloi Dance group

The Black Woman is God: Assembly of Gods
Exhibiting Artists
Vanessa Addison-Williams
Bushmama Africa
KaliMa Amilak
Marissa Arterberry
Latisha Baker
Traci Bartlow
JaeMe Bereal
Lorraine Bonner
Camille Brown
Tracy Brown
Jessica Care Moore
Nancy Cato
Toshia Christal
Ijania Cortez
R. Dafina Kuficha
Nicole Dixon
Aneesah Dryver
Alise Eastgate
Anna W. Edwards
Regina Evans
Lisa Evans
Elizabeth D. Foggie
Bree Grant
Melorra and Melonie Green
Asia Hamilton
Naomi Hanna
Idris Hassan
Nzinga Hatch
Jazz Hudson
Ebony Iman Dallas
Ayana Ivery
Sydney G. James
Kierra Johnson
Marcia Jones
Val Kai
Dana King
Ave-Ameenah Long
Mary Lovelace-O’Neal
Jeanette Madden
Ajuan Mance
Frances Mead
Lemia Monet Bodden
Nayila Moore
Venus Morris
Taylor “Made” Mosley
Sabrina Nelson
Shah Noor Hussein
Chiamaka Onyemelukwe
Shylah Pacheco Hamilton
Lakiba Pittman
Karen Seneferu
Sage Stargate
The Isis Effect
Nye’ Lyn Tho
Sylvia Toy St. Louis
Lava Thomas
karin turner
Kristina Williams
Kytana Winn
Ripley Jene Young

Related Events:
August 30–October 2, 2018
Gallery hours are free and open to the public Tuesday–Friday 12:00–7:00 pm and Saturday from 12:00–5:00 pm.

The Black Woman is God Artist Workshops
Saturday, September 15, 1–4pm

Join The Black Woman is God exhibiting artists for a series of workshops that present art as a tool for healing.

Closing Reception
Thursday, September 27, 6–9pm

Final opportunity to celebrate The Black Woman is God 2018 with performance by the Dakatari Dance Collective.

Image credit: Racism is Like Rain. Either it is raining or it’s gathering somewhere. by Mary Lovelace O’Neal. Image courtesy of the artist.