Where: Ben Franklin Place (The Chamber), behind Baseline Station (beside Centrepointe library) 101 Centrepointe dr.
Project Reclamation is an all female dynamic collective consisting of Asha Kayd, Azenith Barbosa, Afuwa Renner, Amatullah Yousif, Jesslyn Colley, Khadija Ahmed, Marwa Talal, F(a)rah Ali Aman (Frah4life), Sharrae Lyon (Aisha Rae), and Sarah Musa. We are a fusion of artists, thinkers, and activists. One of the main goals of this collective is to help inspire and fuel one another, by encouraging and collaborating with each other to create limitless art.
Project Reclamation is about sharing our inheritance of female courage and creativity with the rest of the art scene. We exist to combine our humanity to bring honor to women's creative herstories and futures. We are constructing an intellectual and social space that builds upon the visionary energy of the inner and outer woman.
Project Reclamation is an open environment where we speak our personal truths, inspire revolutions, break stereotypes and support peace in each other's experiences. We promise not only to speak what is in our hearts, but to let our creativity carry us in the direction of positive action. This is a no insecurity and no limitations zone! The collective compiles together photographers, visual artists, film makers, poets, musicians, writers of all sorts (essays, journal articles, prose, poetry), bloggers, fashion designers/enthusiasts, and the list goes on.
Our stories are not finished without the visibility of the rest of our global sisters. This project is a community challenge to mend our differences. We defy wanting to be equal...we are simply alive. We break stigmas. We step out of our comfort zones. We acknowledge and learn from our mistakes. We accept one another. We inspire youth and thank those who came before us.
This art initiative was created for sharing risks, for rebelling against silence and for seeing art as a responsibility to further understand our mission and our vision as women...individually, collectively. Completely. This is a link to our blog: http://projectreclamation.tumblr.com/
Come out an enjoy a variety of art mediums. Celebrate new beginnings: the birth of an artistic sisterhood, and share love. Your support and feedback is critical to our growth :) Special Guest Performer: Rita Carter (local musician)
Doors open at 6:30 Show starts at 7:13 Saturday, February 18th Tickets are $10 *note: TICKETS MUST BE BOUGHT IN ADVANCE. There are no door sales allowed, due to City of Ottawa by-laws.
To purchase a ticket either message one of us on facebook or contact: Frah Ali Aman (Downtown/Huntclub South area) 613-709-8476 Sarah Musa (Carleton University/West End) 613-709-5355 TIckets are also available at the Tea Store, 53 York St (In the Market)
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