Onyx Women Arts Network Launches @ Arsht Center
 
The Arsht Center launched the Onyx Women Arts Network: Women of Color + Culture (OWAN) in partnership with MIA Media Group with a private dinner attended by 90 culturally-minded female professionals from all over South Florida. OWAN’s mission is to deepen the connection between the black and African-American community and the Arsht Center. Hosted at the Center’s BRAVA by Brad Kilgore, the event featured five-time Grammy Award-nominated rapper “Dice Raw” (Karl Jenkins) of the legendary The Roots crew and also included the launch of the Miami Diaspora Fund, a new Arsht Center initiative that exists to commission and present transformative works by artists of color who have been historically underrepresented on America’s performing arts stages. To join the Fund, please contact Carlton Ford, Director of Membership, at 786-301-1078 or cford@arshtcenter.org.


Amani Ayers, Angela Lucas Mumford, Valerie Riles, Erica Wright, Brigette Lumpkins and Cecile Gyles


Arsht Board Member Carole Ann Taylor and Arsht VP Valerie Riles

Lakeisha Frith and Christia E. Alou


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated


Lynda V. Harris and Burnadette Norris-Weeks

Rory Lee and Woodie Lesesne


Maisha Dyson and Paula Shaw


Marquita Moore, Tara Pasteur and Erica Knowles


Valerie Riles, Mireille Charles, Thamiah Tutt and Karl Dice Raw Jenkins


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated


Monique Hayes and Rochelle Gapere

Robbie Bell and Loretta McNeir


Onyx Launch Group Photo