Sat, Feb 03|
We Are Here: Opening Reception
Join us February 3rd from 6pm - 9pm, for the opening night party of our First Black History Month exhibit, “We Are Here : Celebrating Black Horror Characters and Films ”
Time & Location
Feb 03, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SugarMynt Gallery, 810 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030, USA
About the event
We Are Here is a Black History Month Show curated by Giselle. This show will be celebrating Black horror characters, films and directors!
The horror genre for many years has overlooked Black characters, directors and writers. Thankfully it has started to change and we are finally seeing more inclusion!
Dating back to 1968, Duane Jones, who played Ben in Night of the Living Dead, was the first Black actor to be cast in a horror-related role. He was considered a trail blazer for Black people in horror. Doors opened and we started to see more inclusion of Black people in horror but not always as the lead roles. Candyman, for example, was of course groundbreaking back in 1992 and the entire series is also considered historically monumental. Since then we’ve seen even more Black horror characters, directors and films!
This exhibit will not only shine a light on icons such as Candyman and Ben but this show will also pay tribute to other Black characters from big franchises to small ones, Black directors and Black horror films!
Make sure to come to the opening reception to see amazing art, enjoy fun photo ops, get a tarot reading and more!
Artwork by : Rachel Satya, Josh Stebbins, Brusky311, Legollamb, Destiny Kelly, Britt Duqtt, Bri Tippets, Summer Teerlink, Ol.jack.durden, Ryan sam carr, Lori Herbst, Rittenhouse, Kate paints, Jeremy labib, Bonnie Bozelle, Richard Garcia, Karen Drum, Serena Antillion, Alan Dellascio, Lari Alejandro, James Can Paint, Joe Rizzotto
- Ticket type
Opening Night Reception
We Are Here - Opening reception ticket for 2/3/2024Price$15.00