This Friday: Open Mic Night at the Soomal House of Art – September 1, 7:30–9 p.m.

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THIS FRIDAY! The Blooming Lotus Flower—OPEN MIC NIGHT at the Soomal House of Art!
Friday, September 1, 2023
7:30 – 9:00 PM

Please come share your story, poetry with us.

The Blooming Lotus Flower is an exhibition that captures the existing intimate bonds between Somali women to themselves and to their community at large. Khadija Charif’s project explores the profound impact women have on each other’s lives by utilizing photographs, poetry, installation, and audio to mirror real-world experiences witnessed by Charif. This exhibition is an ode to the women who are often beings sought as a space to find peace in and at times extract a piece from. A letter for the mothers who shape themselves into a home. A cry for the eldest daughters who are devoured unripe. A reminder to the sisters who extend their selflessness until there is no self left to sense.

Khadija invites viewers to engage with the work, encouraging them to contemplate the relationships in their own lives. Her ultimate goal is to explore the full spectrum of her artistic expression, offering a glimpse into the artistic monologue of a Muslim woman, centered around the layered concepts of identity, womanhood, sisterhood, and their interconnections.

Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
1 – 5 PM