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Betti Ono is an active arts space, commercial gallery and venue that produces and presents rotating arts, media and performance exhibitions, programs and events featuring local, national and international artists of our time across disciplines.


Title: Betti Ono 7 Year Anniversary: Black Women Over Breathing
Dates: Oct 6th - Jan 5th
Time: Check Venue listings.

“There is a kind of strength that is almost frightening in black women. It’s as if a steel rod runs right through the head down to the feet”
– Maya Angelou, November 21, 1973

Betti Ono is pleased to present Black Women Over Breathing, a group exhibition of 8 Black Women artists. Co-curated by Adrian O. Walker and Danielle McCoy, this group show pays homage to all who are Black women-identified. The “Black Women Over Breathing” exhibition runs from October 6, 2017 – January 5, 2018.

Imagine a world without Black women: from Edmonia Lewis and Audre Lorde, to Nina Simone and Michelle Obama, these women and those like them—our mothers, aunts, sisters, partners, and friends—are courageous, bold, ambitious, and intelligent. They fought for our lives and for our right to express as we may, to love as we do, and to exist as we are. Simply put, without Black women, we wouldn’t be breathing.