World AIDS Day Community Health Event at the Palisades Mall

Visual Art by Kiarra Elliott in support of World AIDS Day

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Time: 3-7pm 

Afrocentric Keyy is a reflection of internal questions from “Where is our representation?” to “How can I use my art to shift the dialogue?” In addition to a critical view of cultural subject matters, I use various portraits of people from the African, Afro-American, and Afro-Caribbean Diaspora and combine them with animal counterparts. It is in this combination, I mimic viewing the world through thermal night vision goggles to create a higher stimulating experience. In my process I have discovered that I myself no longer saw the ordinary limbs, skin, hair, and eyes; but instead, saw beyond it, and glimpsed the unseen- and need to tap into this more. Through vivid color tones sharply switching between light and dark I can provide easier access to see beyond the surface. Using recycled wood as my canvas I create an eco-positive conversation as the stepping stone into each piece. My use of wood also draws attention to the lack of diversity in fine art oil paint portraiture; as it currently stands. These details bring focus to promote beauty, strength, realness, and uniqueness in each painting ultimately evoking emotion and start conversations around art and visual representation.

–          Kiarra Elliott


World AIDS Day- Community Health Event at the Palisades Mall

10:30am: Press Conference with George Hoehman, Don Franchino, Julian Palmer and Carlos Martinez

3pm-7pm: World AIDS Day- Community Health Event

Location: 1000 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack, NY 10994 (Center Court of the Palisades Mall)

Partners: TOUCH Nutrition Program, TOUCH Case Management Services, Bridges, The Center for Safety and Change, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Medicaid/Medicare Enrollment Rep), United Healthcare, Sun River Health, Marquis Home Care, NY Project Hope, Montefiore Nyack

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