Vicenza exhibit focuses on US women of color
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.