01 MARCH 2019 / I AM SHE opens at Brooklyn’s Weeksville Heritage Center

On Saturday, March 2nd, Imani Shanklin Roberts’ latest exhibit, I AM SHE, will open at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn.

Imani Shanklin Roberts is an artist and educator whose art, in oil on canvas and mixed media, broaches questions of identity along the lines of race and gender. Recent motherhood has provided the artist a new lens for exploring these topics. I AM SHE examines femininity and female archetypes through works of portraiture with attached charging stations.

An artist talk, accompanied by music, will take place on Wednesday, March 27th at 9:00 p.m.

The Weeksville Heritage Center seeks to preserve and interpret the history of free black communities in the U.S. in the 19th century—including the one in Weeksville, Brooklyn—through contemporary approaches to arts, education, and civic engagement. This exhibit is presented with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.