ART EXHIBIT JAN 2019
“It’s important to feel included in your community and connected with other like-minded people. Meeting other black women through this project has given me the opportunity to reflect on my life and to understand myself better.” -M.N.
Starting off 2019 with a tribute to diversity and inclusion, Barrie resident, Michèle Newton presents her Our Mosaic Lives – Celebrating Black Women and Girls exhibit in partnership with The City of Barrie/Creative Barrie. Newton began her “Back to Black” journey during Black History Month 2018, interviewing black Canadian women and exploring diversity, inclusion and belonging through their shared views and lived experiences. The resulting photography, poetry, and motivational graphic elements will be on display for the month of January in the Barrie City Hall Rotunda, located at 70 Collier Street.
“My project has become a platform to share our views on Black History Month, success, and community togetherness. It is my hope to encourage our community to be increasingly more inclusive of its diverse and growing population.”
The Our Mosaic Lives exhibit will also feature several portraits of black girls made possible through a collaborative partnership with artist Ellie Arscott of Girls Stand Tall.