MYSTIC LYON is honored to present "Bob Lee, Da Mayor of Fifth Ward" a collection of political collages and drawings by the late Bob Lee, a community organizer, storyteller, Black Panther and folk artist known in the area as the “Mayor of Fifth Ward.” This exhibition includes select works from the collection of Lee's family.
The viewing will kick off with an opening reception on Saturday, October 19 from 6-9pm. The artwork will then be available for viewing by appointment and during public programming at Mystic Lyon from October 19 through February 29, 2020.
From a previous statement by Bob Lee: “The collages celebrate the heroes of the past (and obstacles on the way) and foretell the future.” Lee went on to write that he wanted “his viewers throughout his Fifth Ward community to see themselves in his collages.”
During the run of the show, there will be several mini-openings and salons to examine the work and share related memories and stories. More information about these events can be found on Mystic Lyon's social media accounts (FB/IG mysticlyonhtx) and through their email distribution. Contact mysticlyonprojects(at)gmail.com to get on the mailing list. [Organizer's description]
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