Opening Reception | Vision, Power, Axé


Sep 02 2021


Gallery 221 HCC
4001 N. Tampa Bay Boulevard

Join Gallery221@HCC Dale Mabry Campus for the opening reception of Vision, Power, Axé, an exhibition of Afro-Brazilian art. This exhibition will be on display August 16 – October 28, 2021. The opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. A special program, including Capoeira and Samba performances, will begin at 6:00 p.m. The event will also include live music performed by Dr. Mark Switzer.

For more information about this event and all other programs associated with the exhibition, please visit the gallery’s website.

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.



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