"Barack Obama: A Collection of Portraits" opens at The Gallery @ Exotic Home Gardens

A new art show on Atlantic Avenue, with works by five local artists, focuses on the man, the myth, the legend: Barack Obama.  The show was organized by Jean Patrick Icart Pierre and included his work as well as pieces by Rico Anderson, John M. Graham, Jean Dominique Volcy, and Nandi Icart Pierre.  I spoke to Jean Patrick and he said he didn't take more than a couple phone calls to gather interest and set this project in motion.  As you'll see by the photos from the exhibition, the portraits are an eclectic mix that range from renderings of Obama the super hero to a dignified grey scale work. The opening itself was a very pleasant wine and cheese and vegetable dip affair.  The exhibition will continue until February 28th.  I suggest that everyone attend and support the local talent that, through their artwork, are promulgating Obama's mantras of hope and change.

(photos by Carrie Ford and David Hamiter)

The Gallery @ Exotic Home Gardens 1213A Atlantic Ave Brooklyn NY( between Bedford & Nostrand Ave) 718-230-1536 January 17th-February 28th.