Fri, Jul 19|
Akron Soul Train
My Skin Color is My Superpower: Superpower Self-Portrait
Use your custom skin color paint to make a collage-style superhero self-portrait.
Time & Location
Jul 19, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Akron Soul Train , 191 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308, USA
About the event
Local artist, Althea Jones is leading a project called "Skin Color" that celebrates people's skin tones beyond race and class. During art sessions, she matches people's skin colors with paint and talks with them about life and identity. The goal is to match 1000 people in Akron, Ohio over 3-5 years, building community and promoting self-love.
In 2024, with support from Arts Forward and other organizations, Althea's project will focus on the theme "My Skin Color is My Superpower." She'll match the skin tones of over 200 people while hosting classes that encourage participants to explore personal strengths, learn about color, and make their art. The ultimate goal is to remember how special and important we all are to our community.