Shonna McDaniels: The Black Woman Experience

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Shonna McDaniels: The Black Woman Experience

NOW SHOWING Gallery 625

By YoloArts

When and where

Date and time

February 6 · 8am - April 4 · 5pm PST


Gallery 625 625 Court Street Woodland, CA 95695

About this event

Shonna McDaniels: The Black Woman Experience, is a solo exhibition featuring the mixed media artwork of artist and community activist, Shonna McDaniels.

McDaniels is a Sacramento based artist with an extensive background in art instruction and mural design. In 1996 she founded the Sojourner Truth Art Museum and is the executive director. The museum preserves Black history and celebrates the accomplishments of African American people and their legacy.

In her artist statement McDaniels writes, “The primary theme that drives my art practice today is celebrating the beauty of the Black woman. I’ve always been devoted to creating portraits that are inspired by the Black woman's joy, hope, love, dignity, strength, and essence of her soul. I work with layers of African textiles, collage paper, design patterns, symbols, and vibrant skin tones. Each layer serves its very own meaningful purpose. It is my hope that with each theme I explore and with each portrait I create, something vital is etched into the memory of the viewer.”

Location: Gallery 625 (County Admin Building) 625 Court Street, Woodland CA. 95695

Regular open hours of Gallery 625 are Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.

For more information contact YoloArts at 530-309-6464 or

Image: Madagascar Woman, Mixed media, Shonna McDaniels

The Black Woman Experience continues at Gallery 625 through April 4, 2023.

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YoloArts is a non-profit organization, founded in 1981 as a recommendation of the Yolo County Cultural Plan to further the arts and culture of the county.

YoloArts mission is to cultivate and advocate support for all the arts, to participate in advancement of arts education in ours schools and community, and to foster communication among artists, business, education, government, and the residents of Yolo County.