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Colors Art Show

The third annual Colors Art Show was held on Saturday, Oct. 24. Hosted by Womxn4Womxn and Faith Hicks ’21, the evening included a gallery walk and performances by dancers, singers and spoken word poets. To allow for social distancing, two viewing opportunities were held in Albright Auditorium.

This year’s show was titled “Black Universe.” The theme was about “our new virtual reality” and highlighted how cyberspace has influenced artists’ work.

Participating artists and their mediums included: Donaldo Reyes ’21, photography; Shayna Riggins ’22, poetry and singing; Jade Josiah ’21, dance; Nia Cathcart ’22, photography; Jobed Hilaire ’21, spoken word poetry; Mahamadou Bala ’21, spoken word poetry; Jessica Hariprasad ’21, visual art; Nuzhat Wahid ’22, photography; Kevin Cervantes ’21, graphic design; and Shreeya Desai ’21, videography.

The slideshow includes photographs of performers, artwork and guests.

Hicks, who has organized the event for three years, says the Colors Art Show is designed to be a safe space for women and artists. This year, her goal was to “highlight artists, explore how they create and ensure they are still being creative even during isolation.” As she curated the event, Hicks says she observed how the pandemic had inspired new directions in her peers’ art. Many pieces on display, Hicks says, are a “true reflection of our times.”

The promotional posters for the event were created by Kevin Cervantes ’21.

Follow the womxn4orwomxn Instagram account for more information about the show.