A Community of Voices

There was an Old Woman by Chrystal Denise Gillon
mixed media collage; 2016. Courtesy of the artist.


A Community of Voices

at the Museum of Wisconsin Art
8 July-6 September 2020

“A Community of Voices” presents work from the 2018 class of inductees to the Sisters of Creativity, an art collective that seeks to recognize African-American women who have long been marginalized from the mainstream art world.

See Me, Hear Me, Feel Me from the “Black Women’s Strength, Interrupted” series
by Blanche Brown
fibre and mixed media; 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

The richness and diversity of the exhibition features work by six Milwaukee artists: Blanche Brown, Rhonda Gatlin-Hayes, Chrystal Denise Gillon, Ruthie Joy, Tia Richardson, and 2019 City of Milwaukee Artist of the Year Rosemary Ollison. While their formal training and choice of media vary, these six artists are united in purpose: championing social justice and civil rights, giving voice to the voiceless, expressing spirituality, and coping with trauma. Their work reflects not just their personal beliefs, but also their care and compassion toward the wider community.

(text adapted from the museum’s press materials)


Museum of Wisconsin Art
205 Veterans Avenue
West Bend, Wisconsin 53095 USA
(262) 334-9638

9:30-10:30AM – Special Access for Seniors 60+ and at-risk
10:30AM-5PM – General Public