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Volume XXXX, Number 6513
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016

NYC Parks Presents Lunchtime Lecture With Black History Month Featured Artist Kamau Ware

Catalina d’Angola
Catalina d’Angola
Kamau Ware

As part of the Black History Month exhibit America: The Legacy of African American Public Service, artist Kamau Ware will present a lunchtime lecture today at noon in the Arsenal Gallery on the history behind his forthcoming graphic novel “The Other Side of Wall Street.” The literary work is part of his visual storytelling project entitled “Black Gotham Experience” which celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City.

Kamau Ware's work is currently on view in America: The Legacy of African American Public Service at the Arsenal Gallery through February 26. His new pieces in the show introduce a new character in the graphic novel “The Other Side of Wall Street” – Domingo from Angola; husband of Catalina from Angola.

America: The Legacy of African American Public Service includes artworks by fourteen artists that offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. This exhibition was curated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history.

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