Artist Reception with Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez -- Arte de la Borinqueña
THIS EVENT WAS RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 28 DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE!
4 - 5:30 p.m 5 - 6 p.m.
Hanes Art Center Auditorium, Room 121
(including book signing)
6 - 8 p.m.
Hanes Art Center, John and June Allcott Gallery
(including a Latino/a Comics Pop-up with the University Libraries in the gallery foyer)
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is an artist, graphic designer, writer at Marvel Entertainment, Editor-in-Chief at Darryl Makes Comics LLC, Art Director/Owner at Somos Arte and Studio Edgardo creative services, and creator of “La Borinqueña”, a new and original comic book character that has grown into a cultural phenomenon and a nationally recognized symbol of Puerto Rican patriotism, social justice, and equality for all. “La Borinqueña” is the first, modern-day comic book superhero that exemplifies the patriotic symbolism, history, and mysticism found on the island of Puerto Rico. She gains superhuman strength, the power of flight, and control of the storms from Atabex, the Taino mother goddess and her sons.
Miranda-Rodriguez’ original superhero has teamed up with comic book characters from DC Comics in a project called Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico a comics anthology created to benefit ongoing relief efforts in the island. The project collaborates with some Puerto Rican and Latinx celebrities including Rosario Dawson (Luke Cage), Rubén Blades (Fear the Walking Dead), Javier Muñoz (Hamilton), Sonia Manzano (Sesame Street), and others.
The exhibition "Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez -- Arte de la Borinqueña" is on view August 27 - September 21, 2018, in the John and June Allcott Gallery at the Hanes Art Center.
Co-sponsored by the UNC-Chapel Hill Program for Latina/o Studies, University Libraries, Carolina Latinx Collaborative, UNC-Chapel Hill Housing and Residential Education, and UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Romance Studies.