THE STRUGGLE TO CONNECT: A Call and Response Conversation on Race and Gender by Women Artists, Curated by Vanessa Johnson

February 5, 2022 to March 19, 2022

Mirror Image by Kimberly Archer

This exhibition was developed from conversations between exhibit curator Vanessa Johnson and the late Marie Summerwood, local activist and ArtRage volunteer. While all women are oppressed as women, there has been an uneasy “her-story” between women of color and white women in the feminist movement. From the Women’s Suffrage Movement to modern day voting patterns, there is a continuing divide based on an intersectionality of race, gender, and class.


The Struggle to Connect is an invitational group exhibition featuring a racially diverse group of women artists from CNY and beyond. The exhibit will confront the differences between white feminism and the feminist issues of women of color and explore differences in experiences and perspectives