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Wonder of Women WOW Gallery proudly presents: 'Dear Sista, I See You.'! A Healing Art Exhibition featuring artist Hiawatha D.'s Iconic Black Women and Black Love Collections. Virtual Keynote by Susan L. Taylor, DJ Topspin Blendiana Jones, Dayosense Catering, and more!

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Time & Location

Jun 18, 2021, 7:00 PM – Jun 19, 2021, 9:00 PM

Seattle, 600 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

About The Event

Dearest Friends & Sponsors,

Wonder of Women proudly presents WOW Gallery at Pacific Place Seattle. 'Dear Sista, I See You.' A Healing Art Exhibition created for racial healing, education, and inspiration featuring artist Hiawatha D.'s Iconic Black Women and Black Love Collections. 

We are excited to extend an ALL ACCESS VIP PASS for WOW Gallery Opening events Juneteenth weekend. Enjoy the entire weekend of activities to you and your assigned plus one guest. Without the kind of support you've provided to Wonder of Women Intl.--- WOW Gallery project at Pacific Place Seattle simply would not be possible.

Here is of schedule of activities to choose from to help us celebrate the opening:

WOW Gallery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & White Party, June 18, 7-9p 

Featuring Hiawatha & Veronica--- a virtual address by Susan L. Taylor, Founder, National CARES Mentoring Movement and Former Editor and Chief, Essence Magazine, and DJ Blendiana Jones. ALL WHITE ATTIRE is requested.

Inaugural Dear Sista Day Retreat experience, June 19, 10a-3p 

Featuring Veronica Very Davis, Dr. Brinell Anderson, Dr. Rachel Talton, Dr. Phillis Cherie Gillum, Dr. Jeri Dyson, Digene Farrar RN,  Vanessa Garrison. SMART CASUAL ATTIRE is requested.

WOW Gallery African Night Affair June 19, 7-9p

AFRICAN ATTIRE is requested--- featuring DJ Blendian Jones

Catered Nourishment

ALL CATERING by Catering provided by Dayosense Catering

The Exhibition

Dear Sista, I See You.’ art exhibition includes the ‘Iconic Black Women’ and ‘Black Love’ collections by Hiawatha D., in which each painting is displayed with a love letter. These deeply personal and poignant letters are powerful statements of truth and humanity, and they speak to all people across race, gender and class. In a room lined with Hiawatha’s regal paintings, Wonder of Women will lead virtual healing retreats for reflection and renewal. During the six month run, WOW Gallery will feature getaway retreats, healing circles, speaker series, and events that heal, educate, and inspire.

The Artist

Hiawatha D. paints scenes that speak to the Black experience. His pieces, exhibited nationwide, boldly show Black people transcending historical, societal, racial, and economic challenges in America. Inspired by his wife, Veronica Very, and their nonprofit work through WOW, he recently painted his "Iconic Black Women” collection (iconicblackwomen.com). The collection includes 50 vibrant paintings of history-making Black women, from Sojourner Truth to Amanda Gorman. Hiawatha D.’s “Black Love” collection is, in his words, “an expression of brilliant, beautiful Black people succeeding in love and life. ”These historic bodies of work are a timely offering of the love and truth we need for our city to heal.

The Space

Wonder of Women's mission is to create sacred spaces for Black women and girls where they can heal through stories and art. WOW knows firsthand the trauma of systemic racism and the toll it takes on the Black family and the broader community. WOW believes that when one person begins racial healing, that person spreads it to others. And from person to person, story to story, circle to circle— communities heal. Such a space is essential for the well-being and livelihood of any community – and never more needed than now. 

Be Safe

All patrons are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. To ensure a safe and wonderful time for all we've created two opening nights. Registration capacity is limited. Register today to save your spot!

Schedule


  • 2 hours

    WOW Gallery Opening White Party

    WOW Gallery

  • 5 hours

    VIP Dear Sista Day Retreat

    WOW Gallery
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