Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) is excited to partner with the South Asian Womxn’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) to present Encounters, a group exhibition curated by Grace Aneiza Ali. Encounters is the product of all women, all of the South Asian Diaspora, working in collaboration as “artist pairs” across geographical, cultural, political, and religious boundaries to maintain a space for connection and creativity.
There will be a private reception for the artists and organizers on Friday, April 2. The exhibition is open to the public on weekdays and select
Saturdays, also by appointment, between Thursday, April 1 and Saturday, May 15, 2021. More information can be found at jcal.org/visit-the-gallery. Encounters can also be encountered online at jcal.org/encounters.
On Saturday, May 8 at 12 pm, there will be “Sand Art and Dance Performance with Shreya Mehta and Barkha Patel,” a live performance in the Miller Gallery (COVID safe, with social distancing) that will be live-streamed as well. Viewers of this 48-minute performance will be invited to peek into the artists’ creative process, beginning with the chanting of the eternal sound Aum, followed by a short meditation and a performance of the five elements.