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Reception for Cutz: Black Men In Focus.

Join us in celebration of:

Cutz: Black Men in Focus by Gracie Xavier
On View: October 2-30, 2015
Reception: October 9, 2015 6-9pm

"Cutz: Black Men in Focus" is a photography and video exhibit by Gracie Xavier that investigates current events, social myths and personal perceptions surrounding the Black male identity through the backdrop of the African American barber shop.

“As a Social Worker and Community Artist, I was deeply moved and inspired to create an intrinsic solution to address the social justice issues facing men of color,” says artist Gracie Xavier. Often the only stories highlighted of black men are centered around violence, incarceration, and death. Because stories depicting positive images of African American men are not readily available or highlighted in the media, Xavier worked in collaboration with local barbershops, community groups and schools to amplify the voices of African American men in the narration of their own stories and celebration of their lives.

This community art project is produced by Gracie Xavier and curated by Michelle Ivette Gomez.

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