It’s Our Voice: Photographs of Girls Rock NC
by Kelley Bennett
It’s Our Voice is a collection of black-and-white photographs showcasing the work of Girls Rock North Carolina, a non-profit organization based in Durham. Combined with an intersectional feminist ethos, Girls Rock NC utilizes the various processes of songwriting and music making to empower and engage girls and gender non-conforming youth throughout the Triangle area. Since January 2016, photographer Kelley Bennett has been interested not only in documenting Girls Rock campers as they learn instruments, attend workshops, form bands, and craft original songs, but also exploring a space that allows traditionally marginalized youth to be confident, be creative, and – above all – be loud.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 17th, 6-9pm.
Artist’s Talk: Sunday, November 19th, 1pm.
Instrument Petting Zoo/Open Mic (with Girls Rock NC): Saturday, November 18th, 1-3pm. Folks of all ages, genders, and musical backgrounds are encouraged to come and experiment with playing both conventional and not-so-conventional instruments, with an open mic to follow.
DIY Crafts (with Girls Rock NC): Saturday, November 25th, 1-3pm. Girls Rock NC encourages self-expression in all forms – not just music! Come spend an afternoon making your own zines, collages, and buttons!