Melorra & Melonie Green
San Francisco Co-Founders
Originally from Memphis, they have generated an enormous artistic legacy in the past decade in San Francisco, producing more than 70 exhibits and 100 public events. They host a Tuesday night weekly radio show, The Ibeji Lounge on KPOO 89.5FM. Ibeji denotes twins in Yoruba culture and these pair of twins are the genius behind some of the most exciting events, including the explosive exhibition, The Black Women Is God held annually for the past three years at SOMArts. They are currently the co-executive directors of the African-American Art and Culture Complex in San Francisco.
Affectionately known as “The Twins”, they have together and separately curated galleries and public programming events at SOMArts, the African American Art & Cultural Complex, Omi Gallery in Oakland, San Francisco Black Film Festival, AfroSolo visual arts exhibition in the Public Library and the art in the office of former Supervisor London Breed – to name a few. They specialize in creating incubators for artists and community members and have organized Independent Artist Week, the Fillmore Walk, earned numerous prestigious awards and honors – two of 2017 YBCA 100 honorees – and have mentored and assisted thousands of artists in the Bay Area. Their passion is art and their love is for the people!