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The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & Their Creators Exhibit |Opening Day

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Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

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Join us for the opening of The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, and Their Creators exhibition!

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Calling all superhero/shero lovers/fanatics! Many of us consume superhero/shero stories daily, immersing ourselves in their fantastic worlds. We see ourselves in their back stories, super strengths, and weaknesses. However, rarely do these characters, that we so love, have their narratives, or their creators, reflected in our actual diverse world. Our upcoming exhibition, The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & Their Creators! explores these issues.

On Saturday November 16, 2019, join the opening of our upcoming exhibition, The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & Their Creators. The exhibition is guest curated and features art from critically-acclaimed graphic novelist, activist, and philanthropist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez of Somos Arte. On display will be the work of Sanford Greene, Alitha Martinez, Nilah Magruder, Afua Richardson, Ronald Wimberly, Billy Graham, and Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, guest curator. These comic book artists have achieved great commercial success and critical acclaim, creating stories that celebrate the beauty and rich heritage of the African Diaspora.

These artists, with roots in Antigua, The Bahamas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and the United States share special works of their powerful characters from their personal art collections. Through this reflective exhibition of stories and characters, audiences will be impacted by our many superpowers that have long sustained our communities and cultures.

Our opening day will begin with our fun SouSou! Saturdays family program occurring from 12:00 pm-4:00 pm; and programs for general audiences, including a wine reception, and a special limited guided tour by the guest-curator of the exhibition between 4:00pm-6:00pm.

Guest Curated By: Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

Featured Artists: Sanford Greene, Billy Graham, Alitha Martinez, Nilah Magruder, Afua Richardson, and Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Ronald Wimberly.

To learn more about the exhibition click here: https://cccadi.org/thecolorofpower

The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & Their Creators exhibition is made possible with support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and the Ford Foundation

*Program Subject to Change

Limited Seating Capacity: Your reservation does not guarantee admission to this event. There's a limited seating capacity and everyone who RSVP'd will be seated on a first come first serve basis. Ticket holders who purchased donation-based tickets will be given priority for entry.

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