February 1st kicks off Black Artstory Month for the 5th year in a row and we’re thrilled to participate. This year’s theme is The Altar: Rituals of Healing in the African Diaspora, which explores the traditions of healing and realignment in dispersed African communities. Our featured artist, Tania L. Balan-Gaubert, uses inspiration from her Haitian American heritage to create gorgeous mosaics depicting the divine feminine as a Black woman. Her three pieces, Sibyl #2, #3 and #4, each represent different elements and values from African spirituality.
Tania’s colorful and powerful mosaics will be on display in our windows for the whole month of February. Come see her work in person and take advantage of the free, fun events taking place along Myrtle Avenue in support of this program. Check out the Myrtle Avenue BID for more information and learn more about our wonderful artist on her website.