Seen and Heard: Women and Girls in the Midlands Inaugural Exhibit

February 1, 2018

  • Presented By: Women's Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN)
  • Location: Tapp's Arts Center
  • Address: 1644 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: (803) 978-2474
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: Free

WREN will open Seen and Heard, a free exhibition at Tapp’s Art Center (1644 Main St.), featuring photography and portraiture by a diverse group of women and girls from across the Midlands region on February 1-22, 2018. This dynamic exhibit is the premier event in a series of eight unique gallery openings across our region featuring 80 pieces from 40 new, local artists. Through Seen and Heard, photography has been used as a means of expressing the opportunities and barriers that women and gender minorities face within our community.

Exhibit artists were recruited by organizers: Sowing Seeds into the Midlands, Every Black Girl, PASOS, Homeless No More, Girls Rock Columbia, The Hive Community Circle, WREN, and Indie Grits Lab and range from ages 12 – 50.

In addition, the exhibition art will be supported by captions available in both English and Spanish, video interviews with the artists, and audience members will have the opportunity to respond through a video storytelling booth. Opening night on February 1 will include a free reception with light refreshments beginning at 5:30 p.m., with an artist panel beginning at 6:30 p.m.