Reimagine: Grief, Growth, and Action

Art Exhibition: 'Quietus' + 'Deidades' November 3 - 21, 2021

Hosted by Marne Lucas / Bardo ∞ Project, In honor of New York area citizens who died from Covid-19 complications.
Art Exhibition: 'Quietus' + 'Deidades' November 3 - 21, 2021

Wednesday, November 03

9:00am-5:00pm PDT

2373 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
New York, New York 10030
A two person art exhibition, 'Quietus' by Marne Lucas is infrared thermal photography exploring mortality. 'Deidades' by Manuel Pecina is a legacy color photography series of Mesoamerican deities.

Quietus by Marne Lucas and Deidades by Manuel Pecina On view November 3 - November 21, 2021 at Kente Royal Gallery.

Harlem artist Marne Lucas presents an exhibition of black and white infrared thermal photography and collage works on paper exploring mortality, spirit, and transformation. Deidades by Latinx artist Manuel Pecina is a legacy color photography series of modern interpretations of Mesoamerican deities. This two person exhibition is accompanied by an opening reception, a panel discussion, and art making workshops and a closing ceremony. The Bardo∞ Project is Lucas' ongoing collaborations with artists nationwide who are experiencing life-limiting diseases to create legacy projects and make their lives as vibrant as before the diagnosis. Manuel Pecina, a Dallas, Texas based visual artist is part of this endeavor. The Bardo Project includes public arts programming and outreach about end of life care planning.

ARTIST RECEPTION- Saturday, November 6th, 6 - 8 pm. Artists Lucas and Pecina will be in attendance.

TALK- ‘A Community Conversation- Creativity, Grief and End of Life Care Planning’- Wednesday, November 10th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm. An informal discussion with Dr. William LaRock, RN, PhD, artist/end of life doula Marne Lucas, Avery Lenora Ross, Grief Counselor, and artist/end of life doula Mangda Sengvanhphen, BACII. Community health, grief, legacy, and end of life care planning will be discussed with a Q & A to follow. Refreshments will be served with Harlem-based Modestine Teas.

COLLAGE WORKSHOPS- Saturday, November 13, Sunday 14, and Saturday 20, 1 – 6 pm. Free, drop in, all ages, open to the public, all materials provided with beautiful recycled materials sourced from the MFTA, and participants may keep their artwork.

CLOSING CEREMONY- Sunday, November 21st, 3pm -5pm. Join artists Marne Lucas and Gavin for a sound healing ceremony and a ritual honoring loss, grief and gratitude to close out the exhibition.

*All events are free, ADA accessible, open to the public of all ages and will be live-streamed on Instagram and Facebook.

The exhibition was made possible in part by a 2021 Creative Engagement grant from UMEZ via the LMCC. Additional support is by Fractured Atlas, Materials For The Arts, Modestine Teas, NPAGNY Medical Group, ReImagine, and Soda/WERKS.

Consider making a tax deductible donation to this project.


Ritual & Ceremony Talk, Panel, & Conversation Visual Art Workshop Community Gathering


Spirituality Caregiving Arts & Entertainment End-of-Life Planning Grief

This event is in honor of New York area citizens who died from Covid-19 complications.

This exhibition is dedicated to our neighbors and Metro New York BIPOC communities whom were most impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.