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