Q&A: “All Power to All People” Unveiling Reception with Hank Willis Thomas at THRIVE Innovation Dist
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Miami, FL – October 17, 2017 -Internationally acclaimed artist, Hank Willis Thomas, unveiled his “All Power to All People” public art sculpture in partnership with the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC), on the campus of the emerging THRIVE Innovation District in Opa Locka. Known for his outspoken and transformative works, Hank uses his platform to challenge norms using symbols to highlight ideas of community, strength, perseverance, and resistance to oppression. The installation of this over 800 pound, 8-foot-tall afro pick, associated with counterculture and civil rights, comes at a time of social, economic, and racial divide across the nation.