Sat, Feb 17|
The Power of Five by Larry Stokes
Larry Stokes, the creator of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue in Long Beach. Inspired by the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, Stokes was moved by the untold stories of four influential women who, along with Rosa Parks, sparked the movement and set it in an unstoppable forward motion.
Time & Location
Feb 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Long Beach, 425, The Promenade N, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
About the event
“POWER OF FIVE: THE WOMEN WHO SPARKED THE CIVIL RIGHTS
MOVEMENT,” a series of sculptures by Larry Stokes, will open on
Saturday, February 17th at Loiter Galleries in Long Beach. Hours for the
show’s opening are 6-9 pm. This show is cosponsored by Creative Corps,
a new program from the Arts Council of Long Beach.
Sculptor Larry Stokes found his artistic calling for this show by plumbing
his upbringing in the segregated south. Inspired by the 1955
Montgomery bus boycott, Stokes was moved by the untold stories of four
influential women who, along with Rosa Parks, sparked the movement
and set it in an unstoppable forward motion.
Before being admitted to Yale University, Stokes’ prior education was in
a series of all-black schools in the Jim Crow South. Partly because of his
experience, Stokes brings a unique understanding and perspective of the
myriad struggles faced by the women, who were so important in the civil
“Power of Five: The Women who Sparked the Civil Rights Movement”
shines a light directly upon these mostly unsung heroes of 1955. Their
courage in defying norms and standing up for justice is a portrait of
resilience and strength.
The show will run until March 23rd
Loiter Galleries regular hours are Thursday - Saturday, 5-8 PM; and Sunday, 1-4 PM.