The exhibition, Through the Eyes of Others, aims to provide a critical platform for re-imaging the past, present and future possibilities of blackness as something more complex than race. While label images of black people continue to reinforce negative attitudes, the exhibition showcases the strength and resilience of a community that is finding unity through art. With events such as Art of Transformation, OLCDC hopes to achieve its goal of transforming Opa-locka into one of the regionâ€™s better known centers of the arts, culture and living. This exhibition is a vital part of gaining awareness forÂ a community of choice where people want to live, work, play and create, which is made possible through OLCDCâ€™s investment in the community. Presented by the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation along with featured artistsÂ Dread Scott,Â Bernard Williams,Â Hank Willis ThomasÂ and Andre Leon Gray and will be curated byÂ Tumelo Mosaka.Â The exhibition runs from November 6 – December 11, 2015. @OLCDC
Friday, November 6, 7pm-11pm
Join us for the exhibition opening and series launch with the curator and artists, as well as complimentary drinks courtesy of Tito’s Handmade Vodka and a taste of Opa-locka restaurants!
Saturday, November 7,Â 2pm-4m
Artist Panel Meet + Greet – Participating artists will discuss the relevance of race in their practice and what role art plays in transforming society today.