During this year’s San Diego Comic-Con is an extraordinary one-of-a-kind art and education exhibition to raise awareness and funds for the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. Titled Darkness & Light: Art Inspired by Heroes & Villains, Hope & Heroism, the exhibit features some of today’s top contemporary artists and showcases a collection of original artwork inspired by DC Comics’ Justice League characters.
Also included in the exhibit is real world photography that depicts everyday heroes fighting hunger in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. The Darkness & Light exhibition reflects the super hero powers found in everyday heroic journeys and moments – from a mother feeding her malnourished daughter porridge to a father carrying his child over miles of dry terrain.
The exhibition is an initiative of We Can Be Heroes, a giving campaign designed to raise awareness and funds for the worst hunger crisis in 60 years in the Horn of Africa where over 8 million people are in need of immediate assistance. Using the Iconic Justice League characters from DC Entertainment, We Can Be Heroes aims to raise funds for three humanitarian aid organizations working in Africa: Save the Children, International Rescue Committee, and Mercy Corps.
DC Entertainment will match donations up to $1 million in total donations, and 50% of the purchase price from We Can Be Heroes products will go directly to saving lives.
Come to the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery in San Diego to see all the artwork in person during regular operating hours at 363 5th Ave (5th & J St.).
Also this Friday, come meet Brick Artist Nathan Sawaya as he creates a super hero-inspired live LEGO build as part of Darkness & Light. Nathan’s final artwork will go to benefitting We Can Be Heroes. This event is free and open to the public, Friday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.