Join us on Saturday, November 17 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for the opening reception of Akimie Worrell's art exhibit “No Longer Hidden: Being—without—Being Sick Cell.”
“No Longer Hidden: Being-without-Being Sickle Cell“, is an exhibit comprised of mixed media art portraying to the perils, small comforts, and life, one faces when: navigating the world with the horrific pain of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Akimie Worrell grew up in Barbados, and graduated with a M.S. from The College of New Rochelle. She was born with the inherited, debilitating blood disorder SCD. Worrell navigates life between worlds of fashion, art and illness. She states that God, family, friends and the beauty of her worlds, makes life more than worth living. “No Longer Hidden,” invites the viewer to explore and uncover Sickle cell, bring more awareness to its hidden torments, and help raise much needed funds for SCD. Come out, support, and see how this model with disabilities walks with her head held high.
This exhibit will be on display in the Library's second floor Museum Gallery from November 17 through December 28.