Photographs by Anthony Jordon of The 5th Annual Art of Transformation Series on November 10, 2016

The 5th Annual Art of Transformation Series (AOT), which included an exhibition and related programming presented by the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation, was a celebration of Opa-locka’s revitalization through the arts.

Curated by Tumelo Mosaka, the 5th Annual Art of Transformation Series was themed “SAY IT LOUD!” 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. “SAY IT LOUD!” is inspired by the James Brown song 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 by CrabMan305

Musical performance by RaRa Rock Roots Rasin

Exhibition Dates/Hours: November 10, 2016 to January 22, 2017, Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Closed on holidays. Please email aileen@olcdc.org to arrange special visits (group tours, weekend or evening viewings). For more information, visitwww.opalockaart.com

For Sponsorship & Partnership Inquiries, contact: Aileen Alon, OLCDC Director of Arts & Creative Industry - aileen@olcdc.org or 305-687-3545 x224.

For Media Inquiries, contact: Suzan McDowell, Circle of One Marketing - suzan@circleofonemarketing.com or(305) 576-3790.

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