About the Exhibit
In her first solo exhibit, Ashley Rodgers presents a visual diary on strength, resiliency, and freedom. While she honors phenomenal black women throughout history who persevered in the face of adversity, she encourages reflection on the lives we lead, the struggles we face, and the impact we make when we accept the call to rise above it all.
During the opening reception patrons will get to contribute to the exhibit by helping to create a collaborative art journal. Patrons will add their thoughts or feelings they experienced during the exhibit to the journal to be displayed for the duration of the exhibit.
About the Artist
Ashley Rodgers has always been passionate about art and creativity. In 2012, she earned a BA in Art History from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. She believes art has the power to heal, to transform, to connect, and to inspire. Her art journals, or visual diaries, represent an introspective process, and each page is a journey to find light in the darkness and calm in the chaos. With few materials and a limited color palette she has developed a minimal, yet expressive style rooted in love, light, and hope, and she aims to move and inspire others through her work.