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  • Krannert Art Museum facade at night
    Feb 13, 2009 to Feb 26, 2009

    In SOLHOT we use what we have to create what we need. Because digital photography is accessible, many of the photographs presented in the exhibition reflected a "snapshot aesthetic." The process was valued over the product and the method's simplicity promoted inclusion.

  • Black Girl Genius Week, 2019. Photo courtesy of Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths (SOLTHOT).
    Oct 7, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019

    In Black Girlhood Celebration: Towards a Hip-Hop Feminist Pedagogy, poet and homegirl Nikky Finney names Saving Our Lives, Hear Our Truths (SOLHOT) as, “...the meeting house, where the soul and the eyes of Black girls connect.”

  • Image of a gallery with home furnishings, colored lights, and a painted "Art Studio" sign. Two Black women sit a table beneath the sign to welcome young people to the gallery for studio art days.
    Aug 27, 2020 to Jul 3, 2021

    What would it mean to co-create homemade space for and with Black girls to activate their everyday creative dreams and livelihoods?


  • Collage of images and words created by Black girls on a background image of nature with large text overlay that says Homemade, with Love:

    This is a time for SOLHOT Instagram family to see the gallery, learn more about the curatorial vision, artwork, interior design and plans to come from the curator, Blair Ebony Smith.

  • ocean waves with images of women or girls dressed in white walking on the water

     a prayer with the Clearing by cyan cian ( is part prayer, part experimental moving image; non linear conversations with grandmother(s), Black land, space futures and possibilties. 

  • Bethamie Wyatt, Nia Movement. Courtesy of Saving Our Lives, Hear Our Truths (SOLHOT).

    Bethamie Wyatt is an experienced, Certified Emotion Code Practitioner, and founder of B’moved Healing Therapies providing emotion release therapy, as well as, Nia holistic dance, Restorative Yoga, Group Meditations, and Self-Care Coaching.

  • Blair Ebony Smith (lovenloops) performs during Black Girl Genius Week, 2019. Courtesy of Saving Our Lives, Hear Our Truths (SOLHOT).

    SOLHOT member Blair Ebony Smith (lovenloops) and Richmond-based artist ShaTisha Hardy will hold an interactive workshop in the School of Art + Design to talk about making music together beyond geographical distance and to lead participants in music and sound-making focused on Black Girlhood.

  • Denise Maurice, Black Girl Genius Week, 2019. Courtesy of Saving Our Lives, Hear Our Truths (SOLHOT).

    During this conversation, the artists will discuss their creative practice in the context of collection and arrangement, inviting visitors and attendees to browse her personal collection of inherited and found photographs and other objects to consider the ways that everyday Black folks have used

  • Black Girl Genius Week in Columbia, SC, 2019. Courtesy of Saving Our Lives, Hear Our Truths (SOLHOT).

    "Black Girls Are Forever!" Opening Night is a celebration of SOLHOT and Black Girl Genius Week 2019.

    The short film, "Cherish: A Love Letter To Gwendolyn Brooks" (from Ruth Nicole Brown in the spirit of SOLHOT) will be projected in the exhibition while on view through October 31.