WoCA Projects, a new gallery opening today in Fort Worth, has a very specific mission: Providing a place for women of color to show their art. An opening reception will be held tonight at the gallery, which is housed in the Riverside Arts District northeast of downtown.
The gallery is the brainchild of artist Lauren Cross, who will serve as its director and curator. She got the idea while studying art in London.
“It wasn’t until I studied overseas that I discovered works by artists of color,” Cross says in a news release.
The gallery’s first show is called “Street Immersion(s) & Entertaining the Life” and features a solo exhibition by Linda Lucia Santana, plus a site-specific display by Desha Dauchan and Joy Ude. Regular gallery hours are planned for Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.