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RoCA Fall Exhibits: Fire & Indigo | Love & Intimacy

October 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until November 21, 2020

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 21, 2020


Fire & Indigo: Works by Gerardo Castro

Rockland Center for the Arts, Oct. 17 – Nov. 21 in Gallery One

In his Fire & Indigo series, Puerto Rican born Gerardo Castro tells stories through burnings on paper. Castro’s art work is drenched with powerful narratives – supernatural forces influenced by Afro-Cuban religions and spirituality with work that enables a connection to history and a courageous confrontation of meaning and myth, ethnicity and gender. His series Fire & Indigo connects the spiritual practices of using fire as the element that initiates the mark on paper with the social, political and cultural implications and indigo harvesting which manifested during the slave trade, American Revolution and colonization.

Love & Intimacy: Works by Jimmy Marseille

Rockland Center for the Arts, Oct. 17 – Nov. 21 in Gallery Two

Rockland artist Jimmy Marseille shines the light on the love and intimacy black people have for each other in his exhibit Love & Intimacy. From a social concern, the artist feels that black people are often not seen as beautiful or are portrayed as being angry or violent, especially black males. Much like artists/activists Gordon Parks or Charles White, Marseille focuses his work on the soul beauty of a race, black as beautiful. By
showcasing the beauty and tenderness of black love, he hopes to open new perceptions from the grotesque stereotypes that still affront us in books, motion pictures, newspapers and social media today.

Free to the general public, the gallery is open by appointment only. There will be a limit on visitors in the space at all times, in alignment with current social distancing protocols.

Gallery hours are: Mon.-Fri. 10-4; Sat. 1-4pm.

Visitors must call to schedule an appointment and follow social distancing protocols, masks required.


October 23, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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