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John and June Allcott Gallery: Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez – Arte de la Borinqueña

Comic book cover for Ricanstruction.

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGES TO THE BELOW EVENTS AS A RESULT OF HURRICANE FLORENCE!

Scholars Colloquium: Friday, September 28, 5-6:00 pm, 121 Hanes Art Center (including book signing)
Reception: Friday, September 28, 6-8 pm (plus 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.

Co-sponsored by the UNC Program for Latina/o Studies, UNC Libraries, Carolina Latinx Collaborative, UNC Housing and Residential Education, and UNC Department of Romance Studies.

Admission: Free
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

For more information please contact elin o’Hara slavick, eoslavic@email.unc.edu

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