Doris Derby, Rural Family Girlhood, Mileston, Mississippi, 1968, Archival Pigment Print
Ángelina Cofer, Nineteen, Chicago, 2021, Digital C-Print
A one-day festival of workshops, artist’s talks, and art making celebrating the exhibition, Picturing Black Girlhood!
About this event
The Black Girl Takeover is a day full of intimate conversations and immersive workshops inspired by the landmark exhibition, Picturing Black Girlhood: Moments of Possibility hosted at Express Newark. Celebrating the world’s largest photography and film show on Black girls, we invite you to participate in this day-long festival that celebrates beauty, care, freedom, play, and joy and engages in image-making, artistic, and wellness practices that are central to Black Girlhood.
The event is free and open to the public and all are welcomed. Please sign up here to attend on Sunday, July 10th, 2022 from 9 am – 5 pm.
Refreshments will be served.
Art-Making with Tawny Chatmon
Weaving with Kim Hill
Yoga with Im So Yoga Newark
Social Dance with Cat from Camille A. Brown Dance Company
Altar Making with A Long Walk Home
Self-Portrait Photography with A Long Walk Home
Vogue/Kiki Ball with N’Yomi Stewart and Jada Rodriguez
Double Dutch with Jump Kids Health
Moko Jumbies with Kaisokah USA
Tik Tok Workshop with Seneca Steplight-Tillet and Mimi Owusu
Dance and Twerk Fitness with Kendra Jackson
Hair-Braiding with Janae Sumter
Self Care with Indulgence Day Spa
Lunch Time Artist Talk with Tawny Chatmon, Rashida Bumbray, Nzingah Oyo, Danielle Nolen, and Jada Rodriguez
Mental Health with Black Girl Smile
Organizations & Vendors
Miss Newark USA
Aya Paper Co.
Legally Blk Fund
Femme Curator Arts
About Picturing Black Girlhood: Moments of Possibility
Picturing Black Girlhood explores the concept of Black Girlhood through the works of over 85 black women, girls, and genderqueer artists, from ages 8 to 94, working in photography and film. Bringing together iconic image-makers, emerging artists, and young photographers, Picturing Black Girlhood restages intimate Black girl coming-of-age narratives made through reifying the lens of Black women and genderqueer artists and the real-time experiences and perspectives of Black girls themselves.
About Express Newark
Express Newark is a center for socially engaged art and design that brings together the community, the campus, and the City of Newark. Supported by Rutgers University—Newark, it is conceived as a “third space” for students, artists, and activists to make art that matters, addresses our city’s most prevailing social justice issues, and advocates for systemic change.