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My Skin Color Is My Superpower | Mi Color de Piel Es Mi Superpoder

Saturday, March 23, 2024, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Location: Community Arts Center
Centro de Artes Comunitarias
Free. Reservations required by emailing commartsinfo@clevelandart.org. | Gratis. Se requieren reservaciones por correo electrónico commartsinfo@clevelandart.org.

About The Event

Skin Color is an interactive art performance highlighting the beautiful spectrum of skin tones beyond the concepts of race and therefore class. Through lighthearted conversations and interactions with the artist, Althea Jones, participants are encouraged to see more in their skin color. 

During each session, Jones invites individuals or small groups to engage in lively and enriching conversations about life, connection, identity, and race while color matching a participant’s specific skin color with acrylic paint. The goal of the project is to encourage self-love and actualization while simultaneously building community.

Skin Color was conceptualized in early 2023 after Jones encountered a container of peachy ink labeled “skin color.” As a BIPOC artist, this label caused Jones to pause. She began to question her personal relationship with her own identity and skin color alongside mainstream marketing and societal implicit bias. Skin Color seeks to explore the ability to celebrate skin tone differences while healing an instance of implicit bias in a unique and positive way.

Free. Recommended ages 6 and up. All experience levels. Supplies included. Reservations required by emailing commartsinfo@clevelandart.org.

Color de Piel es una performance artística interactiva que destaca el hermoso espectro de tonos de piel más allá de los conceptos de raza y, por lo tanto, de clase. A través de conversaciones e interacciones alegres con la artista, Althea Jones, se anima a los participantes a ver más en su color de piel.

Durante cada sesión, Jones invita a individuos o grupos pequeños a participar en conversaciones animadas y enriquecedoras sobre la vida, la conexión, la identidad y la raza mientras combinan el color de piel específico de los participantes con pintura acrílica. El objetivo del proyecto es fomentar el amor propio y la realización y, al mismo tiempo, construir una comunidad.

Color de Piel se conceptualizó a principios de 2023 después de que Jones encontrara un recipiente de tinta melocotón etiquetado como "color de piel". Como artista BIPOC, esta etiqueta hizo que Jones se detuviera. Comenzó a cuestionar su relación personal con su propia identidad y color de piel junto con el marketing convencional y el sesgo social implícito. Color de Piel busca explorar la capacidad de celebrar las diferencias en el tono de la piel mientras se cura un caso de sesgo implícito de una manera única y positiva.

Gratis. Recomendado a partir de 6 años. Todos los niveles de experiencia. Suministros incluidos. Se requieren reservaciones por correo electrónico commartsinfo@clevelandart.org.

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Sponsors

The Community Arts Center was made possible with principal support from Chuck and Char Fowler and the Eric and Jane Nord Family Fund.

    All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, Florence Kahane Goodman, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Marta Jack and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O'Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. 

      The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

      Education programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.