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How Can Art be a Bridge to Change?

Sun, November 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

People Politics Planet

Artist, Activist and Educator Darcy Hicks will moderate a discussion about the intersection of arts, awareness, and activism with local artists Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, Liz Leggett, and 5IVE Fingaz.

Art- both making it and experiencing it, is a way for us to see things through each other’s eyes, connecting us through ideas and building empathy. Throughout history, art has served to bear witness, ask questions and incite passion. In 2020, art is playing a particularly important role in how we understand others and engage in the world. There are a few exhibits around the area right now exploring this topic, including the Firm Art Gallery in Bridgeport with their show “Jim Crow to Black Lives Matter through the Lens of Covid-19”, the “20/20Visions” show at The Pequot Library, “World Peace” at MoCA Westport, and Westport's pop up show, “People, Politics, Planet.”

Darcy HicksDarcy Hicks is a community activist and arts educator who believes passionately in the power of art  to create dialogue and drive change.

Iyaba Ibo Mandigo’s earliest exposure to the arts was through his mother and his Iyaba Ibo Mandingograndparents who first introduced him to color and pattern, paving a path to the many ways of expression; drawing, painting, sculpting, writing and performing. Iyaba teaches in the tri-state area as a Master Teaching Artist.

Liz LeggettLiz Leggett is an award winning artist whose work has been exhibited internationally, and is currently the Director of Exhibitions at MOCA Westport, where she co-curated the current exhibit “World Peace.”

5IVE Fingaz is an artist, author and activist based in Norwalk, whose guerilla street art 5IVE Fingazmovement “Love More Than Ever” seeks to fight hatred with love.

This event is free thanks to the Drew Friedman Community Arts Center.

This is a virtual event, please register.

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Sun, November 8
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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