HURLEYVILLE, NY — The first annual celebration of Afrofuturism at Gallery 222 and the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre is centered around the images and imaginings of an Afrocentric and …
HURLEYVILLE, NY — The first annual celebration of Afrofuturism at Gallery 222 and the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre is centered around the images and imaginings of an Afrocentric and bright future.
The event takes place throughout the month of August and will feature the work of Tim Fielder. The Mississippi native is an illustrator, concept designer, cartoonist and animator, and has worked for Marvel Comics, Tri-Star Pictures and more.
A reception will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 13 at Gallery 222.
Prior to the reception, at 12 noon, Fielder will teach aspiring artists how to draw Black superheroes and comics. There is no charge if one cannot pay, and others can support the work for a fee of $25.
From Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14, the film “Neptune Frost,” which was made in Rwanda, will be screened at the HPAC Cinema.
“Neptune Frost” was directed by Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams; it stars Cheryl Isheja, Bertrand Ninteretse, Eliane Umuhire, Elvis Ngabo.
The exhibition will last through the month of August, and is meant to bring awareness of the Afrofuturist genre. There will be book signings, the drawing workshop and a film screening.
Tickets for the film cost $12. For times, visit hurleyvilleartscentre.org.
The month offers a chance to learn more about a style of art and prose that is described by Ytasha Womack as “an intersection of imagination, technology, the future and liberation.”
Gallery 222 is located at 222 Main St., directly across from the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre and the Tango Cafe.
For more information, visit hurleyvilleartscentre.org.
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