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ACA featured exhibit "Voices of Race" honors local residents

Exhibit runs through Feb. 29
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Posted at 10:44 PM, Feb 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 23:44:09-05

A featured exhibit at Acadiana Center for the Arts is honoring local residents for Black History Month.

"Voices of Race in Portrait," presented by Conversation Starters, a Lafayette cultural competency and equity consultation firm, displays portraits of 20 Acadiana subjects.

Each portrait is accompanied by a story from the subject on the role race has played in their lives. The stories and photographs were gathered by dozens of story collectors and local photographers.

One project creator hopes people will take time to learn everyone in the exhibit's unique story.

Skyra Rideaux, co-founder of Conversation Starters, said, "I hope that people take the time out to come and see the exhibit. We have nineteen incredible people who were vulnerable enough to share their stories and we think it's important for everyone to come and learn about them."

READ MORE: Find our original story on the exhibit here

KATC's own Marcelle Fontenot is one of the many faces visitors will see while walking through the exhibit.

Her portrait tells the story of how race has impacted her career as a reporter and her connection to her community.

The exhibit will run through February 29 in ACA's Coca-Cola Studio.