For the first time ever, an art exhibition will feature the work of Cape Verdean and Cape Verdean-American women exclusively!
Featured artists include: Nadine Almada, Dagi Andrade, Eliza Byrd, Iraci Debrito, Lauraberth Lima, Geena Lopes, Aminah Fernandes Pilgrim and Lisa Rodrigues. This historic exhibit will be held at the Joseph A. Driscoll Art Gallery, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street. The exhibition will be on display during library hours from July 1, 2012 through July 31, 2012. An artists’ reception is scheduled for Saturday, July 14, from 2 to 5pm. The public is invited to attend.
Through various mediums, these talented artists express a form of defiance in protest against ills in society. Their work is the embodiment of the power of the Cape Verdean woman, her unique history and everyday experiences—hence the title “Poderosa”(powerful). Cape Verdean women (Kriolas)—as mothers, daughters, sisters, educators, activists, musicians and artists, etc.— are the bearers of rich cultural traditions, the conduits of history and the guardians of their communities. These works demonstrate these realities. Collectively, these artists and their creations represent what Dr. Terza Lima-Neves has described as “Cape Verdean women beyond victims of their own circumstances.”
Come and experience great art, conversation, cultural cuisine and live music!
Movimentu Shokanti is a grassroots initiative that connects and engages local neighborhoods, multicultural communities, artists and arts organizations to provide opportunities for education, empowerment and cultural cross-pollination. Our mission is to provide access to all of the arts and encourage awareness, appreciation and respect for diverse cultural traditions.
For more information about this exhibition and Joseph A. Driscoll Art Gallery at Brockton Public Library, please call the Brockton Public Library at 508-580-7890.