Her Mark: 27th Anniversary Gala

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 6:30 – 9:30 pm

1332 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
New address as of Nov. 2023

Honoring Sapphire & Crystals: An African American Women Artists Collective



Lacuna’s Reverie Gallery: 2150 S. Canalport, Chicago IL 60608.

This festive occasion offers the larger Chicago community the opportunity to gather with WMG artists and advocates, applaud WMG milestones, and raise funds to sustain WMG's mission of achieving artistic and economic equality for women in the arts. WMG has consistently cultivated the diverse contributions of women artists through programs that serve, educate and enrich the community. Since 1992 more than 8000 women have exhibited their work in 425 exhibitions.

Highlighting the evening will be the honoring of Sapphire & Crystals, a collective of African American women artists in Chicago. Read more about Sapphire & Crystals HERE.

Current active Sapphire & Crystals members include Rose Blouin, Juarez Hawkins, Candace Hunter, Renee Williams Jefferson, Makeba Kedem-DuBose, Joyce Owens, Felicia Grant Preston, Patricia Stewart, Dorian Sylvain, Shirley J. Sullivan, Pearlie Taylor, Arlene Turner-Crawford, Rhonda Wheatley, Shahar Caren Weaver and Shyvette Williams.

Music will be performed by Shanta Nurullah's Sitarsys, a stellar group of creative musicians who combine western and eastern instruments.Performing are sitarist Shanta Nurrullah, bassist Harrison Bankhead, clarinetist/pianist Angel Bat Dawid, vocalists Zahra Baker and Keewa Nurullah, guitarist Alex Wing, and drummer Lenny Marsh. Visit Shanta’s website HERE.

An Exciting Silent Auction Offers:
Original fine arts and craft works by WMG artists, an array of creative gift packages, certificates to theaters, restaurants, and various services.  Something for everyone! 

A Three-Prize Raffle Includes:
1st Prize: Brunch, Bubbly and Bling (Chef Created Brunch for 12 guests in your Home, 12 bottles of Bubbly and Artist Created Sapphire Beads and Crystal Necklace).
2nd Prize: The Four Seasons (A new piece of art sent to your home each quarter).
3rd Prize: Journey of the Five Senses (A gift basket filled with crystal massage gift certificate, knitted shawl, coffee, tea and chocolate,  essential oils, original ceramic coffee mugs). 

Admission tickets are $80 prepaid or $90 at the door with all proceeds benefiting WMG and its programs.

WMG’s 26th Anniversary Gala will take place at 2150 S. Canalport, Chicago, IL 60608 – Please enter through the Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street. Tickets and Sponsorships may be purchased by calling (312) 738-0400 or visiting: https://tinyurl.com/wmg-gala-2019


Image: Photo of Shanta Nurullah by Lauren Deutsch