Warriors’ conveys strength, resilience, wisdom in Art House show

Warriors’ conveys strength, resilience, wisdom in Art House show

Art House Productions is honoring Black History Month with “Warriors,” an exploration of artistic expression that features the works of Myeisha Miller, Theda Sandiford, Danielle Scott and Armisey Smith opening on Saturday, Feb. 3. The show runs until Feb. 25.

“Warriors” is curated by Art House Gallery Director Andrea McKenna and will have an opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. An artist talk will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m.

“In the vibrant creations of these four artists, the concept of ‘warrior’ unfolds with profound and nuanced meanings,” said McKenna. “Each piece intricately weaves a narrative, sharing the truths embedded in their history and ancestry. This compelling exhibition resonates with strength, wisdom, and resilience, conveying a powerful message.”

Myiesha Miller, a multimedia artist, was born in Seattle but raised in New Jersey. Focusing on printmaking, charcoal drawing and painting, her career has evolved from a textile and batik designer to showcasing her work at Jersey City’s Art House Productions.

Jersey City self-taught fiber and installation artist Theda Sandiford draws inspiration from the impact of racial trauma as she melds various fibers with found materials through free-form weaving, coiling, knotting, and jewelry-making techniques. Her work has earned her the 2020 Jersey City Arts Visual Artist Award, the 2021 Fellowship in Craft from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the 2022 Jersey City Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship. She was also named a Fellow for the 2023-24 National of Leaders of Color Fellowship program.

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