“This is the right time, and maybe our last chance, to thank these men and women for their sacrifices, for the heavy burdens they took on in their youth, and for the lifetimes of service that often followed, for our sake.”
About the exhibit: ICONIC: Black Panther is multi-city fine art exhibit. Each city will host a curated exhibit featuring primarily local artists along with internationally renowned artists and original art from founding Black Panthers. This art exhibit celebrates the iconic role of the Black Panther party in American History over the past 50 years. Oakland, California is the birthplace of the party and is the location of the inaugural exhibit. Confirmed artists include: Emory Douglas, Dr. Samella Lewis, Tarika Lewis, Bugsy Malone, Kristine Mays, Shepard Fairey, James Gayles, Karen Seneferu, Fab 5 Freddy and Pablo Cristi. The opening reception is Friday, October 7th.
A portion of the proceeds go to the artists and Black Panther alumni in need and their families. The exhibit and programming is produced by SEPIA Art Collective in partnership with Ankh Marketing and the East Oakland Youth Development Center at the American Steel Studios, 1960 Mandela Parkway, Oakland, California 94607. The show is being curated by McGary and Kelly Paschal-Hunter.