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Art and culture are key drivers for transformation of Opa-locka into a desirable place to live, work, create, and play. The arts have been infused throughout our revitalization efforts, from housing to infrastructure development to education and more. We are committed to providing unique arts-based social and economic opportunities for current and future residents as well as visitors and stakeholders. These initiatives are meant to make quality art of all forms easily accessible and engrained into everyday life in Opa-locka.

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KARG AFRICAN ART EXHIBIT

Africa Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow presents an intergenerational dialogue between established African artists born on the continent and those living in the Diaspora including Ouattara Watts (b. 1957) Ivory Coast/USA, Viyé (Vita) Diba (b. 1954) Senegal, Tesfaye Tessema (b. 1952) Ethiopia/USA, Malangatana Valente Ngwenya (1936-2011) Mozambique/Portugal and others. Drawing on post-colonial themes, these artists deal with a range of issues such as cultural heritage, identity, migration and religion in various styles and mediums. While most works on view will draw from William Karg’s Collection of African art, the exhibition will expand to engage emerging artists from the African Diaspora. The encounter aims to address ideas evolving out of diverse colonial conditions where artists continually adapt, quote, and critique European strategies and representations of Africa.

ABOUT THE KARG EXHIBIT

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Opa-Locka Light District: Writing Workshop
Sat, Jan 11
The ARC (Arts & Recreation Center)
Jan 11, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The ARC (Arts & Recreation Center), 675 Ali Baba Ave, Opa-locka, FL 33054, USA
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