When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in 2008, his life changed forever…Black Lounge Film Series presents its 3rd Edition of Docs and Books with a special screening of BRONX OBAMA at the Culmer Library in Overtown on Friday, April 12th from 4 – 6 pm. Paired with the book: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama.
Featuring Local Artists: Christopher Carter, Kandy Lopez-Moreno, Duwane Coates, Sharon Norwood, Onajide Shabaka, Rhea Leonard, Adler Guerrier, Asser Saint Val, Morel Doucet, T.Elliot Mansa. This ishow is presented by Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora and Organized by Curator Donnamarie Baptiste at the Ward Rooming House in Overtown. On view until June 27.
Before it closes, visit Miami MoCAAD’s Reconstructing Identity: An Exploration of Identity and Diaspora Through Artistic Practice, a pop-up exhibition of painting, sculpture, photography and drawings. Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 12-6pm; Sat., 1-5pm, until June 27 when the exhibit ends. Historic Ward Rooming House at 249 NW 9th St., Overtown, Miami, Fl. 33136. Exhibition organized by Donnamarie Baptiste.
Hampton Art Lovers presents The Art of a Caged Bird Singing: The Personal Art Collection of Maya Angelou & FrancoFiles, Code Noir: A Visual Exploration of Negritude in New Orleans, Haiti and Senegal at the Historic Ward Rooming House, built in 1925 (249 NW 9th St. Overtown). From July 11th to September 8th.