Meet Her Hands: Neta Bomani
Elisabet Ney Museum
August 10, 6:30–9:30 P.M.
by Parker Yamasaki
For a while the word was “empowerment.” It has also been “matriarchy,” “equality,” and “liberation.” The rhetoric of feminism has changed with each generation that inherits and evolves its message. These days, it’s “boss.”
Sophia Amoruso’s book “#GIRLBOSS” has been adapted into a Netflix show. Tina Fey’s “Bossypants” rocketed to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. Hey, while we’re at it, who can forget Kelis’s 2006 MTV chart-topper “Bossy?” Around Austin, no one better embodies the message of the contemporary female than #bossbabesatx.
Throughout the summer, #bossbabesatx are hosting a three-part “Meet Her Hands” series at the Elisabet Ney Museum. Each summer salon features an exhibit and talk with one Austin-based female artist. Attendees will have a chance to experience the artist’s works and participate in an intimate Q&A session while sipping complimentary libations provided by Argus Cidery.
This month the featured artist is Neta Bomani, an East African visual designer. Bomani studied Media Arts and Digital Journalism at St. Edward’s University and has made Austin her base for freelance living and creating. On August 10 join Bomani and the #bossbabes on the banks of Waller Creek to hear her speak about her process, her work, and what it means to be a #boss. The event is free and open to the public with RSVP.