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Celebrate Black Joy Weekend - Black Joy & Resistance The Exhibition!

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Betti Ono: An Experimentally Minded Space for Art, Culture and Community

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BETTI ONO PRESENTS BLACK JOY AND RESISTANCE THE EXHIBITION BY ADREINNE WAHEED

EXHIBITION ON VIEW FEB 21- JUNE 8, 2019

CELEBRATE WITH US BLACK JOY PARADE WEEK!

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OPENING WEEK FESTIVITIES AND EVENTS LISTING

For the launch of the exhibition, Betti Ono is partnering with local community-based organizations and museums to present a week of festivities and special events!

(Feb 20) Matatu Festival x Betti Ono partnership for a talk on Black Joy & Resistance featuring Alicia Garza, Daphne Larose, Ericka Huggins, and Fredrika Newton at Grand Lake Theatre (2/20). TICKETED EVENT

(Feb 21) VIP Opening Reception for Collectors, Media and Betti Ono Members, INVITE -ONLY.

(Feb 23) See Black Joy & Resistance The Exhibition, open for viewing during Oakland Art Murmur Saturday Stroll from 1-5pm. FREE, ALL AGES

(Feb 24) See Black Joy & Resistance The Exhibition + Meet the Artist during Black Joy Parade. Meet and greet from 11-12:30 pm, exhibition open til 5pm. FREE, ALL AGES

(Feb 27) Adreinne Waheed and Anyka Barber will be in discussion at the Museum of the African Diaspora. TICKETED EVENT.

(March 1) The exhibition opening reception will take place at Betti Ono on First Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6-9pm in celebration of International Women's History Month. FREE, ALL AGES.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Acclaimed photographer, archivist, and photo editor, Adreinne Waheed’s first solo exhibition at Betti Ono Gallery (1427 Broadway) opens to the public March 1, 2019. Black Joy and Resistance, a photo book that documents the spirit of Black people when they tap into their authentic selves, features work from Waheed, Jamel Shabazz, Karen Good Marable, Emil Wilbekin and many others. The exhibit by the same name features select images and beautifully displays Black people from across the diaspora thriving. This exhibition is the first under Betti Ono’s new initiative, The Fire Next Time: A Call & Response.

“Adreinne’s work is a testament to self-love and self-determination that aligns well with Betti Ono as a space committed to affirming Black life and culture,” says Betti Ono owner and curator, Anyka Barber. “Particularly in Oakland, and at a time of increasing anti-Blackness, anti-immigration, and hate as perpetuated by today’s political and social climate. And, as Betti Ono explores the legacy of James Baldwin as an outspoken, unapologetic, cultural radical making both the beauty and struggle of our experiences visible, it makes sense to present work by a Black woman documenting what joy and resistance within the Black experience looks like today, as expressed and shared by people of the African Diaspora all over the world.”

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