TheÂ 5th Annual Art of Transformation SeriesÂ (AOT), which included an exhibition and related programming presented by the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation, was a celebration of Opa-lockaâ€™s revitalization through the arts.
Curated by Tumelo Mosaka,Â the 5th Annual Art of Transformation Series was themedÂ â€œSAY IT LOUD!â€Â and featured an exhibition of work by prominent contemporary artists Michael Paul Britto, Myra Greene, Joshua R. McFadden, Mario Pfeifer and Roberto Visani, and films by Bhawin Suchak & Ira McKinley and Stanley Nelson. â€œSAY IT LOUD!â€ is inspired by theÂ James Brown songÂ of the same name that addresses racial discrimination and calls for black empowerment. The call in this context is a rallying cry for all to mobilize against injustice and discrimination, as well as embrace black culture pride in the United States and African Diaspora. The artists explored a range of experiences that not only address the re-imagination and representation of blackness, but also examined the fear, trauma, and grief transpiring in black communities.
Food tastings byÂ CrabMan305
Musical performance byÂ RaRaÂ Rock Roots Rasin
Exhibition Dates/Hours:Â November 10, 2016 to January 22, 2017, Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Closed on holidays. Please emailÂ [email protected]Â to arrange special visits (group tours, weekend or evening viewings). For more information, visitwww.opalockaart.com
For Sponsorship & Partnership Inquiries,Â contact: Aileen Alon, OLCDC Director of Arts & Creative Industry -Â [email protected]Â or 305-687-3545 x224.
For Media Inquiries, contact: Suzan McDowell, Circle of One Marketing -Â [email protected]Â or(305) 576-3790.
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