AUGUST 28 THRU DECEMBER 31 — Historic Ward Rooming House

Inspired by the 2014 #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations in South Florida, Haitian American photographer Cendino Temé brings to the Black Archives History & Research Foundation “No More Blues”, opening August 28 at the Historic Ward Rooming House in Overtown.

“The visual arts is often a medium used for social awareness and change. As an artist I feel like it is my obligation to do as those that came before me. Such as the first Black photographer, Gordon Parks did during the civil rights movement, as will I give voice to the people through my artistry.”

The exhibit, made possible by a grant through the SEOPW Community Redevelopment Agency, is a compilation of images from the I-95 peaceful protest that took place in December 2014 during Art Basel and will run through December 2015. Artist talk with Cendino Temé will take place December 3rd (7-9PM).

“The CRA is implementing a multi-faceted approach that incorporates art to help spur revitalization in the redevelopment area,” said Clarence Woods, Executive Director of the SEOPW CRA. “Our support of the Ward Rooming House Visitor Center / Gallery is one way that we foster creative expression so it can be viewed by both visitors and residents alike. We are very excited about the possibilities of these exhibits attracting more visitors into the redevelopment area so we can highlight the community and the progress being made”.