- Cultural Affairs
- ART @ MCC
- Ansin Family Art Gallery
- Previous Exhibits
Women's History Exhibit: Phenomenal Woman
March 8 - May 10, 2023
Artist Kandy G Lopez will visually explore what it means to be a phenomenal woman through her multi-media portraits. The exhibition will discuss power and vulnerability within the ever-changing landscape of the idea of gender.
A free Fiber Arts Workshop with the artist will be presented on Saturday, April 1, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. The workshop will focus on identity and experimentation of materials using plastic canvas and thread to create portraits or other representation of identity.
Black History Exhibit -
From Embarrassment to Pride
January 11 - March 1, 2023
Artist Guylaine Conquet explores black hair history as it relates to her own experience and transition to natural. Black people have been conditioned to think of their hair as a tiresome, time-consuming burden. Many people don’t perceive black hair as a positive attribute and European hair textures are still seen as a standard of beauty. The messages conveyed in her work are the pleasures of being naturally beautiful, being yourself, embracing your difference. Information on The Crown Act is incorporated in this exhibition.
featuring artwork by Teresa Cabello
September 15 - November 20, 2022
The artwork of Teresa Cabello is about fracture, blurriness, fade and breaking of the whole. Nostalgia of what once was complete. Fragments struggling between reality and imagination.
Everybody lives a rupture. Like many immigrants, she left behind her roots, her traditions, her loved ones, her belongings, to reinvent herself in a new landscape. Memories and feelings, are now scattered pieces, coming randomly to her mind, uselessly trying to fit in this new reality. She is broken.
Teresa Cabello proposes fragments of human figures framed in an indeterminate space and time. Not broken pieces or loose parts that seek to engage to complete a whole. Each of them is presented as an individual and complete unit, as a short story in the anthology of her life.
Somehow, we are all broken so we need to do something new with the pieces.
Roots of Irma
May 18 to May 29, 2022
Photo artist Ryan Fitzroy focuses on unearthed roots which symbolize the uprooted lives of those affected by Hurricane Irma.
A Series of Soft Sculpture Portraits
March 14, 2022 - May 6, 2022
Human/Nature displayed ten soft sculpture portraits by Amanda Madrigal that explore our delicate relationship with the earth that sustains us. Using materials sourced from her extensive collection of donated and found textiles, Amanda takes the audience through a lush landscape of installed pieces that aim to evoke the same feelings of harmony and balance that are found only in nature. A synthesis between human forms and those inspired by the natural world create moments of surrender by the figures that inhabit them. Figures that express what it means to be fully present. Button up shirts, domestic objects, and various textiles are taken apart and put back together in ways that transcend into the metaphysical and describe the realization that we are all part of the same thread, that of the earth.
Manifested with alluring intricacy and an abundance of repurposed materials, Human/Nature comments on society’s current practice of over-consumption and calls for a more sustainable alternative. One that promises a future in which all living things thrive.
“Only through this process of repeatedly taking things apart and putting them back together a new, am I able to navigate the human experience in a way that makes sense to me. Every stitch is a cathartic and tangible expression of my collaboration with life.
Through this process, I find peace.”
Purvis Young: Manchild in the Promised Land
2020 - 2021 Art Gallery
2019 Art Gallery
- Imagine Puppets
- Nija Yetu
- Reflexions on Water
- Caribbean Colorful Diversity