The City of West Hollywood, through WeHo Arts, presents AWAKEN: the female voice, an exhibition of multimedia works by women. The show opens on Thursday, April 21, 2016 — a reception will take place from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. at the Plummer Park Community Center, Art Room 1, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. The exhibition is open in the same location during regular Community Center hours, from 9 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., seven days a week. The reception and show are free and open to the public and will be on display through Monday, June 27, 2016. To see pictures of the reception, click here.

awaken sample pics

“Chandler,” Julienne Johnson, mixed media, 30” x 30”  “Leda,” Mei Xian Qiu, photograph, 24” x 36” 

Curated by artist Brooke Mason, this group show explores the transformation of a female during the first half of her life with some of the pieces highlighting the innocence, liberty, and freedom of expression one has as a child, while others examine challenges of becoming an adult.   

Artists featured in the exhibition include: Fatemeh Burnes, Lola Del Fresno, Diane Holland, Julienne Johnson, Camella DaEun Kim, Nicole Landau, Feng Ling, Brooke Mason, and Mei Xian Qiu.

Brooke Mason is an Australian-born fine art and celebrity photographer who lives and works in the City of West Hollywood. Her work is featured on the covers and editorial pages of fashion and lifestyle magazines worldwide, and her solo exhibition, La Haute Main, was Art Week LA’s “Pick of the Week.” She has also curated Women Manifest: At The Core, an exhibition currently on display at the WeHo Arts exhibition space at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard, through June 27, 2016. 

For more information about this and other exhibits, please visit http://www.weho.org/residents/arts-and-culture, or contact Mike Che at mche@weho.org. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.