Was the quarantine good for creativity or nah? Bay Area visual and performing artists speak

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Karen Seneferu – masked and goggled!

by JR Valrey, Black New World Journalists Society

“I’m definitely not in panic mode, but I’m concerned for my community and the impact that (COVID 19) is having on them,” said Karen Seneferu, founder and lead organizer of the annual “The Black Woman Is God” exhibit. “(The quarantine) has given me more time to think of myself as an artist, think about what I want to create as an artist, and think about what I want to produce. And it gave me more time to organize ‘The Black Women Is God’ project.”

It is not an option for the much anticipated “Black Woman Is God” exhibit to be canceled; it is scheduled for Oct. 21, 2020. It is one of the premiere annual events of the Black Bay Area like the International African Arts Festival in Brooklyn and Odunde in Philly. In the past, there have been exhibitions and artist talks at galleries and other venues all over Oakland and San Francisco. This year it may look a lot different, but...