Cocktail Christ

The Magnolia Bar hosts Black Jesus

As local artist Erik Lee Thompson's exhibit Black Jesus and Others comes to a close, I have to wonder who the "Others" might be. If we're going with figures in history, I would like to see a white Jimi Hendrix. But if he's going down the religious iconography route, then I hope he gives us Hispanics some representation too. Juan the Baptist, maybe? I'll have to go and see for myself at Thompson's closing reception 8 p.m. Thursday at the Magnolia Gallery, located in the West Village's Magnolia Theater. For more information about the show or venue, e-mail magnoliagallery@gmail.com.
Jan. 9-22, 2009
 
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