In Celebration of Caribbean-American Heritage Month
Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Diaspora
Charo Oquet, Corrine Stevie, Dudley Alexis, Francisco Maso, Herve Sabin, Jaime Grant, Jessica Gispert, Mark Delmont, Nyugen Smith, Serge Toussaint, Sonia Baez-Hernandez, Warren Bailey, Yanira Collado
Vernacular Spectacular: Art of the Contemporary Caribbean Diaspora celebrates the aesthetics of Caribbean art and culture through a collection of works by artists across geographies and generations. This exhibition seeks to explore the diverse range of artistic productions that are rooted and have evolved through shared histories of colonization, ecology, and resilience. Furthermore, the project chronicles events that bring together this unique region that holds within it an undefinable juxtaposition of bounty and disparity and the compactness of lands interplaying with a vast ocean expanse. The constant of a shared fluidity and sense of adaptability is often expressed through creative means that include, architecture, culinary arts, music, literature, fashion, and the visual arts. These are alchemic productions that defy any set of standard rules and disrupt the status quo.
Women's History Exhibit: Phenomenal Woman
March 8 - May 10, 2023
Artist Kandy G Lopez will visually explore what it means to be a phenomenal woman through her multi-media portraits. The exhibition will discuss power and vulnerability within the ever-changing landscape of the idea of gender.
A free Fiber Arts Workshop with the artist will be presented on Saturday, April 1, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. The workshop will focus on identity and experimentation of materials using plastic canvas and thread to create portraits or other representation of identity.
Black History Exhibit -
From Embarrassment to Pride
January 11 - March 1, 2023
Artist Guylaine Conquet explores black hair history as it relates to her own experience and transition to natural. Black people have been conditioned to think of their hair as a tiresome, time-consuming burden. Many people don’t perceive black hair as a positive attribute and European hair textures are still seen as a standard of beauty. The messages conveyed in her work are the pleasures of being naturally beautiful, being yourself, embracing your difference. Information on The Crown Act is incorporated in this exhibition.
featuring artwork by Teresa Cabello
September 15 - November 20, 2022
The artwork of Teresa Cabello is about fracture, blurriness, fade and breaking of the whole. Nostalgia of what once was complete. Fragments struggling between reality and imagination.
Everybody lives a rupture. Like many immigrants, she left behind her roots, her traditions, her loved ones, her belongings, to reinvent herself in a new landscape. Memories and feelings, are now scattered pieces, coming randomly to her mind, uselessly trying to fit in this new reality. She is broken.
Teresa Cabello proposes fragments of human figures framed in an indeterminate space and time. Not broken pieces or loose parts that seek to engage to complete a whole. Each of them is presented as an individual and complete unit, as a short story in the anthology of her life.
Somehow, we are all broken so we need to do something new with the pieces.
Roots of Irma
May 18 to May 29, 2022
Photo artist Ryan Fitzroy focuses on unearthed roots which symbolize the uprooted lives of those affected by Hurricane Irma.