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Master Sgt. Vernisa Pope, center, stands with her Vicenza, Italy-based Girl Scouts. From left, the Scouts are Simone Brewington, Alyssa Mallard, Cortnece Pope and Monique Allen.
Master Sgt. Vernisa Pope, center, stands with her Vicenza, Italy-based Girl Scouts. From left, the Scouts are Simone Brewington, Alyssa Mallard, Cortnece Pope and Monique Allen. (Claire Wiltse)
Master Sgt. Vernisa Pope, center, stands with her Vicenza, Italy-based Girl Scouts. From left, the Scouts are Simone Brewington, Alyssa Mallard, Cortnece Pope and Monique Allen.
Master Sgt. Vernisa Pope, center, stands with her Vicenza, Italy-based Girl Scouts. From left, the Scouts are Simone Brewington, Alyssa Mallard, Cortnece Pope and Monique Allen. (Claire Wiltse)
Johnniecia Corwise, a spouse and singer assigned to U.S. Army Garrison Italy, smiles with ''pure happiness,'' according to her photographer.
Johnniecia Corwise, a spouse and singer assigned to U.S. Army Garrison Italy, smiles with ''pure happiness,'' according to her photographer. (April Lawrence)
Sgt. 1st Class Lastephanie Frazier of the 509th Signal Battalion spends her time off-duty on the basketball court. She's the only American on an Italian semi-professional team based in Padua.
Sgt. 1st Class Lastephanie Frazier of the 509th Signal Battalion spends her time off-duty on the basketball court. She's the only American on an Italian semi-professional team based in Padua. (Robert Wormley)
Pfc. Trinity Carter, who is assigned to AFN Vicenza, is part of a photo exhibit highlighting local Americans of color based in Vicenza.
Pfc. Trinity Carter, who is assigned to AFN Vicenza, is part of a photo exhibit highlighting local Americans of color based in Vicenza. (Robert Wormley)

VICENZA, Italy — A photo exhibit highlighting Vicenza-assigned Americans of color will be on display this weekend in the city’s old town.

The exhibit, titled “Noir,” will feature 26 photographs at a downtown gallery “to showcase the diversity and professionalism of African-American soldiers, civilians and their families.”

“We wanted to highlight people who are here and are keeping things going,” said Nagita Sykes, founder and organizer of the nonprofit Vicenza Women of Color, which is hosting the event in conjunction with Black History Month. “We want to know the people who are helping local young moms or working with girl scouts.”

The free exhibit runs Friday through Sunday at Cantiere Barche 14. Friday evening will also include prosecco and snacks, and the singing group “Brown Girl Magic.”

The exhibit runs 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Hours on Saturday and Sunday are from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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