Look at Me!
Recognition and Representation
in a New Pantheon of Superheroes
February 7 – March 14, 2020
Join us on Friday, February 7 from 6-9 pm in the Waterloo Arts Gallery for the opening reception of Look at Me!, an exhibition of illustrations from The Superhero Project and meet the founder of this amazing nonprofit, Lisa Kollins.
The Superhero Project interviews young people with serious illnesses, special needs and physical disabilities to discover who their superhero alter egos are – what they stand for, who they fight for, what kinds of powers they have, what they look like and how they make the world a better place. These superheroes are then matched with artists who design the characters they describe, creating a visual representation of the strength, resilience and courage they carry on their life journeys.
Look at Me! features characters created by African American, Latinx, Arab American, Native American and Asian American kids and teens, reflecting the diversity of our community. A powerful essay about representational justice by artist activist Amanda D. King accompanies the exhibit. Free and open to the community. Families welcome – kids can design their own superheroes!
The gallery is also open on Wednesdays 12-7 pm and Saturday 12-4 pm or to make an appointment or inquire about class visits, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.