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Featured in El Nuevo Herald Exhibition Review of  "I Am Woman Hear Me Roar".  

I am Woman, Hear Me Roar!

Image: Kathryn Mikesell, Mira Lehr and Amy Kornik at the opening of "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!" standing in front of work by Mira Lehr: Diel Migration, 2013, Jute, Keystone, Copper Mesh, Japanese Paper, Ink, Resin, Copper Emulsion, 12 x 9 feet

Please join us for a historic show of female Miami artists on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 6-8pm at the Fountainhead, 65 NW 24th Street, Miami. Admission is free and all of the artists will be present at the opening to talk about their work and share their inspiration.

The building is located on NW 24th St, directly across from Wynwood Arcade building. You enter through a gated parking lot landscaped with palm trees and grasses. Thank you to our Generous Sponsors Alta Palla www.altapalla.com, Estrelle Damm www.estrelladamm.com and SOTO Sake sotosake.com

"I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!" is an exhibit that promises to engage its audience through art created by local women who challenge traditional ideas about femininity.

Curated by Kathryn Mikesell and Ombretta Agrò Andruff,  “I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!” pushes beyond stereotypes about women to highlight the artists' authentic points of view. “On the most simplistic level, this exhibition elevates women’s voices by providing a platform for them to be heard,” Mikesell says. “With the sheer number of women involved, we are celebrating our diversity boldly and proudly.”

According to Mikesell, “I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!” provides an opportunity to expand the audience for Miami-based artists who happen to be women. It also gives the curators and artists the space they need to respond to the current political environment in a positive and constructive way. 

Although all of the artists are women, their diverse work represented a challenge for the curators. “The common thread is that the artists are female, but the works themselves are very different. The biggest challenge was hanging the show in a way that felt cohesive,” Mikesell says. “We have works in every medium: painting, sculpture, photography, embroidery, etc. The diversity in the woman and their work is the strength of this exhibition.”
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