The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes & Their Creators at CCCADI East Harlem

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 us for 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 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.

The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes & Their Creators will open on Saturday, November 16, 2019, with Opening Reception from Noon to 6:00pm at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) located in the historic firehouse at 120 East 125th Street in East Harlem. Exhibition on view through June 13, 2020.

The Color of Power: Artist Talk with Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez will be held on January 30, 2020 fro 6-8pm.

This is a Free event with RSVP and suggested donation of $5.


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