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Exhibition Reception: Black Girls Don’t Wear Red Lipstick

15 February @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

join us in The Gallery at Central Library for the exhibition opening reception; Meet the artist and curators, spoken word performance by Christa Brown, and music by DJ Lauren Light. 

Step into a world of audacious beauty and empowerment with Black Girls Don’t Wear Red Lipstick an exhibition at The Gallery at Austin Central Library featuring the work of Austin photographer Leta Harrison. The show is curated by Keyheira Keys and Whitney Hamilton of _OFCOLOR ATX an Austin arts alliance that has partnered with Austin Public Library and The Library Foundation to present the exhibition and its programs.

In Harrison’s joyous, bold photographic prints, Black women embrace vibrant colors and confidently wear shades of red lipstick. Harrison showcases women using beauty as a form of activism to reclaim their power, challenge oppressive beauty standards, and stifle stereotypes. These powerful images promote positive change, and self-love, and illustrate Black women breaking free of the shackles of conformity.

Details

Date:
15 February
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://library.austintexas.gov/events/exhibit/black-girls-dont-wear-red-lipstick-7740465

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