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Bridge Arts Gallery presents Protective Spirits
May 14, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bridge Art Gallery is honored to showcase the incredible artwork of Heather Williams. Join us on Saturday, May 14th for the Opening Reception of Protective Spirits.
Heather Williams is an artist and an educator. She was born in St. Croix, raised in Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in Jersey City, NJ. She recently completed her Masters in Fine Arts at The School of Visual Arts in New York and is a recipient of the Paula Rhodes memorial award for exceptional achievement in MFA Art Practice. With a background in Art Therapy and a Montessori Primary certification she has been teaching art and running workshops for a wide range of students and participants over the past ten years. Her work has been in many exhibitions and is in several private collections.
This body was born out of the events leading up to 2020 and uses abstract paintings, sculptures and video to explore the themes of protection, a mother’s fears, identity. It was born the day I became a mother of two black boys. The video incorporates the Witnesses as protectors, observers of the past, present, and future but most importantly the film is from the view of a mother who built a structure called a safe passage during the height of the pandemic and is asking the question, Is there a safe passage for the Black body?