JOY features works by four Charlotte-based female artists

September 17 – December 4, 2021

Featuring: Erin Comerford Miller, Carla Aaron-Lopez (“kingcarla”), Windy O’Connor and Lo’Vonia Parks

Joy is an attitude of the heart and spirit, deeply rooted within us as an untapped reservoir of potential. It cannot be exhausted because it is innate. And this innate joy is a radical act – it upends the whole system of how we perceive ourselves in the world in order to start anew. It changes the game. Join us for an exhibition featuring four game-changing artists who embrace and embody joy. JOY unveils how innate joy fuels their individual artwork and collaborative creativity while taking a deep dive into relationships, collaboration, and the transformative power of women coming together.

Itinerary of Events

Opening Celebration
Saturday, September 25 | noon – 5:00 PM

Reservations and face masks required. Entries may be limited to maintain social distancing. 



Documentary Viewing and Artist Roundtable
Saturday, November 6 | 11:00 AM

Join the artists of JOY for a lively and meaningful conversation to learn more about their artistic practices, the story of their unique collaboration, and how joy is cultivated through creative relationship with ourselves and with others. Moderated by media personality and host of “The Oh Show” Ohavia Phillips.

Reservations and masks are required.

Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within three days of the program is required to attend.


Above, left to right:

Flower Child (2021) Windy O’Connor , Mixed media on canvas, 36” x 36”

Bakasana (Crane Pose) (2021), Lo’Vonia Parks, Charcoal and pastels on cradled panel , 12” x 12”

Wonderland (2021), Erin Comerford Miller, Photograph on watercolor paper, 36” x 24”

Go Raw. Let’s Begin (2021), Carla Aaron-Lopez, Chalkboard paint, oil stick, marker, pen & ink, 48” x 36”