Join us for a celebration of the exhibitions There Is a Woman in Every Color: Black Women in Art and The Artistic Legacy of James E. Newton: Poetic Roots. Take a tour with There Is a Woman in Every Color Guest Curator Elizabeth S. Humphrey and enjoy light bites, a cash bar, and the soulful sound of Davone D’Neil on this special evening. Take a few minutes to enjoy our newly unveiled installation in Orientation Hall created by Shakira Hunt.
Left to right: Shakira Hunt, Sarah-Liz Photos. Davonne D’ Neil
Shakira Hunt is a multi-disciplinary artist and branding photographer. With her Interior Design & Architecture Experience [BFA in Interior Design], Shakira owns and operates Shakira Hunt Creative Studio. SHCS provides creative services including digital content creation for businesses + creative entrepreneurs. During the pandemic, Shakira Hunt developed a photography series titled “Give Me My Flowers” a fine arts project exploring Black men’s exploration with masculine & feminine energies. The work has been featured in 2 solo exhibitions/installations as well as a large-scale installation at Essence Fest in Collaboration with Planned Parenthood in 2022, where she revealed the next segment of work “Soft Petals”, an exploration of the mother-wound. In the last year, Shakira has continued to document and develop the series, expand her work into the public art sector as an experiential curator, and strives to continue to build community and connection through her work.
Davonne D’ Neil and her twin brother’s singing roots started in the electric gospel groups of Annapolis MD. From twelve, Davonne accompanied in church choirs on the piano and built a love of many different genres of music. She began to build a signature sound and audience at Wesley College as part of the college choir and contemporary ensemble. She was finally able to harness this talent by starting her own band, with its own signature flavor and style. She does covers and mashups that have rocked audiences across the DMV area. Follow her on all social media platforms @DavonneDNeil for all the excitement and upcoming gigs.The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1996, lithograph by Faith Ringgold. Gift of Julie L. McGee, Class of 1982, Bowdoin College Museum of Art. © 2021 Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Courtesy ACA Galleries, New York.