“I Am Him”

Aesha Lee

“I Am Him” Exhibition

Oct. 18-Dec. 21, 2013

Curated by Aesha Lee

“I Am Him,” an exhibition addressing the issues of being young, black and profiled in America, opens Friday, October 18,  at The Collective.

Curator Aesha Lee has invited artists to create pieces to represent the years of life stolen but not forgotten, from Trayvon Martin.  She points out that the issue itself is nothing new but believes that the need to address it at this time is very important.  She calls it “an ode to the Trayvons of the world.”

Participating artists include Lee, Rabe’a Ballin, Anthony Suber, Regina Agu, Phillip Pyle II, Phealls Phree and Autumn Knight.

Gallery talks facilitated by the artists, curator and other cultural experts will be presented during the course of the exhibition which runs through Saturday, December 21.

On November 9, from 1 to 3 p.m.,  Omowale Lithuli-Allen will facilitate a discussion about conflict resolution and non-violence.

The 7 to 9 p.m. reception and gallery talks are open to the public.

The Collective, located in the Midtown Art Center Tea Room Gallery, 1413 Holman at LaBranch, is open Thursday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.