Tapp’s Arts Center is delighted to announce a partnership with WREN (Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network) in presenting the first installation of their exhibition series, Seen and Heard. Featuring photography and portraiture by a diverse group of women, gender minorities, and girls from across the Midlands region, the exhibition will open on February 1st and be on view through February 22nd, 2018.
Seen and Heard at Tapp’s Arts Center is the premier event in a series of eight unique gallery openings across the Midlands featuring 80 original artworks from 40 new and local artists. These artists have used photography and portraiture as a means of bringing to light the opportunities and barriers they’ve faced within their communities.
The exhibited artworks will be supported by captions, available in both English and Spanish, and video interviews with the artists. Audience members will have the opportunity to respond through a video storytelling booth. The opening reception will include light refreshments, beginning at 5:30 p.m., with an artist panel discussion at 6:30 p.m, after which the exhibition can be viewed during gallery hours Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm.
For more information about the project, visit WREN’s website at www.scwren.org.
Tapp’s Arts Center is giant artistic laboratory focused on community engagement. We encourage artistic agency through exhibitions, cultural events, workshops, classes, and studios to help Columbia create, learn and grow.
WREN, the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, is a new organization whose mission is to build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina’s women, girls, and their families. WREN aims to be the voice for South Carolina’s women and girls by:
- Advocating for laws and policies to enhance the status of women and the well-being of families;
- Educating policymakers and the public about issues that affect women, girls and their families; and,
- Empowering South Carolinians to speak up and speak out for a better state.
We seek to build a diverse, inclusive, and powerful movement for the rights of women and girls.