The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & Their Creators Exhibit


MNI Media

Release Date

Thursday, October 24, 2019


Are you a superhero/shero fanatic?! 

Many people consume superhero/shero stories daily, immersing themselves 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. The upcoming exhibition, The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & Their Creators explores these issues.

On Saturday November 16, 2019, there will be the opening of the 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.

The 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.

WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2019
TIME: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
ADMISSION: Free W/ RSVP | Suggested Donation: $5.00
WHERE: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute | 120 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035 

Latest Stories