The Empowering was born to help us feel more connected to each other, more  hopeful and more human. I wanted viewers to feel our history, all of it and every shade – our pain, our  darkness and our light. This exhibition depicts the depths of the artist heart, mind, soul and spirit. Art is  not always about pretty things. It’s about who we are, what happened to us, and how our lives were  affected. My vision and selection process came from Nina Simone’s quote, “An artist duty, as far as I’m  concerned, is to reflect the times and that is to me the definition of an artist.” The Empowering is giving  voices to those who have been silenced for far too long. Danielle Scott, January 2021 

To view the online catalog – The Empowering Catalog


Participating Artists: Luis Alves, Josephine Barreiro, Donna Bassin, Sy BattleMashell Black,  Anthony E. BooneAaron Boucher, K Brown, Miguel CardenasMarina CarreiraCrespoGannon  CrutcherOrlando CuevasDorie DahlbergStephanie DanielsPeter DelmanStephanie DeManuelle,  Derek Jay Dent, Antoinette Ellis-WilliamsMichael EndyDiane EnglishJim FischerBennett Gewirtz, Cheryl GrossValerie HuhnBen Jones, Troy Jones, Deirdre Kennedy, Robert KosinskiCheryl Lathan,  Kristine LopezMansa K. MussaMary McFerranAndrea McKennaChristy E. O’Connor,  Kathleen O’HaraHarold OlejarzSamad Onque, Suliman OnqueYvonne OnqueJohn Piccoli,  Paul Edward PinkmanCarol QuintNicole RiversPhilip A. Robinson Jr., Ruler, Theda Sandiford, Gale Sasson, Julie Marie Seibert, Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal, Francisco Silva, Deb Sinha, Onnie Strother,  Brad Terhune, Mollie Thonneson, Peter Tilgner, Charles Trott, Loura van der Meule, Kelly Villalba,  Bisa Wendy Washington, Agnieszka Wszolkowska, Judy Wukitsch, xplorefreedom