Recommended by Emily Pothast
For the month of January, Core Gallery will be transformed by a black-womxn-led cadre of writers, multimedia artists, activists, and community builders into an immersive, publicly accessible dialogue on wellness and creativity using technology and storytelling. "Reparations" website founder Natasha Marin delves into what it means to create a space beyond the white gaze, while poet Imani Sims examines the shadow of blackness. Writer and educator Amber Flame gathers origin stories from children and incarcerated people, while LA-based performance artist Rachael Ferguson harnesses the alchemy of bottling "Black Joy." Don't miss the performances during the First Thursday art walk opening on January 4.