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Poetry Reading | Vision, Power, Axé

  • Dates: October 21, 2021
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Gallery 221@HCC

  • 2nd Floor Learning Resource Center, Tampa, FL 33614
Poetry Reading | Vision, Power, Axé

Join Gallery221@HCC Dale Mabry Campus for a poetry reading in the gallery with Mel Adún on Thursday, October 21 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Mel Adún is an African Brazilian writer and activist engaged with race and gender issues. She is also the daughter of artist Terciliano Jr., whose work is currently on display in Vision, Power, Axé, an exhibition of Afro-Brazilian art.

Vision, Power, Axé highlights the nuance and complexity within Afro-Brazilian art from the city of Salvador, capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia and internationally acclaimed center of Afro-Brazilian culture. Contemporary artists J. Cunha, Ayrson Heráclito, Goya Lopes, Ronaldo Martins, Daiane Silva, and Domingos Terciliano Jr. explore Bahia’s rich cultural traditions and complex racial history with artworks intricately interwoven with stories of resilience, activism, and pride. Ranging from paintings, sculptures, prints, and videos, the work presented in Vision, Power, Axé at Gallery221@HCC articulates current sociopolitical issues, expressions of African heritage, the struggle for equality, and the power of self-definition.

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HCC Art Galleries are free and open to the public. Programs are made possible in part by the support of HCC Student Activities/Service Fees and the HCC Dale Mabry Campus Student Government Association.

Gallery221@HCC is located on the second floor of the Learning Resources Center, HCC Dale Mabry Campus. Visitor parking on campus is free in any open lot.

Image: J. Cunha, Rios da Vida/Rios de Lama, 2019. Image courtesy of HCC Art Galleries.

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