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We Are 2.0 "Restoring the Culture"

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Indiana Landmarks Center

1201 Central Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46202

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The WE ARE 2.0 “Restoring the Culture”​ exhibit opening reception will be
on Friday, June 7th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Indiana Landmarks Center
Rapp Family Gallery, 1201 Central Avenue, Indianapolis. FREE ADMISSION

EXHIBIT DESCRIPTIONBlack Hollywood” The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly – Inspired by the ever-relevant lyrics of iconic bluesologist Gil Scott-Heron’s 1982 socio-political anthem “B-Movie” – this exhibit expresses the sojourn of the African American presence throughout American cinematographic history. Using chairs as their canvas, Indianapolis artists Tony Raford, Bruce Armstrong, Omar Rashan, Latoya Marlin, Gary Gee, Sheridan and Steven Barnes, Rebecca Williams, Winterbourne Harrison-Jones and Mijiza Holiday, each take their turn conveying a chapter in this unfolding tale of race, stereotypes, and the quest for sombodyness as told on the big screen. Each of these pieces both celebrate and give voice to the brutal truth of this often untold and ignored saga. “Black Hollywood” is protest, history and art all wrapped into one – for overtimes fantasy is reality, and this places us in a situation that we can only look at like a "B" movie.

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