Viewers will be forgiven if after seeing the eye-popping new show “The Art of Franco” at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History at UNC-Chapel Hill they assume the artist is African-American, writes Deborah R. Meyer in The News Observer.
“People think that way before they meet me,” said Luis Franco, a Latin American from Puerto Rico. “I’ve had people say they would love for me to speak at their school since there are issues there between Latin Americans and African-Americans. They figure I would be a good example of being able to show another culture and its beauty even though I am not African-American.”
Many of the 35 pieces of large digital art in the exhibit, which runs through Jan. 20, portray prominent black Americans: Bobby Seale, Huey Newton, Gil Scott-Heron, Pamela Grier and Eldridge Cleaver. Others are created around the “fist pick” that became…
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