In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NiLu, a Black-owned lifestyle gift shop in Harlem, will be hosting Wilhelmina Grant, a cancer survivor, breast cancer advocate and artist. Wilhelmina will be the first artist celebrated in Nilu’s new “Spotlight Series.” The “Spotlight Series” will feature African American and multicultural makers from the Community.
Wilhelmina is a native New Yorker and a resident of Harlem. As a mixed-media
assemblage artist, she uses discarded or found objects which she repurposes into visual art. Many of the ideas that stimulate the creation of her work are reflective of her interpretations of contemporary social issues, namely: gentrification, violence against women and breast cancer awareness. Aside from nine solo exhibitions, Wilhelmina has participated in 16 group exhibitions around New York City. It is Wilhelmina’s sincere hope to have an impact on the community through the realm of visual art.
This two day event will be open to the public, and will highlight Wilhelmina’s contemporary and powerful art. If you would like more information about this event, Wilhelmina, or NiLu, please do not hesitate to reach out. I have included some information about NiLu below.
Wilhelmina Grant’s Artist Spotlight at NiLu
Saturday and Sunday, October 10th And11th
12pm - 5pm