by David Stone
Photos by Piaskowski
“Black Lives Matter” pierced the fabric of American culture in the past year, sparking debate and filling newspapers. The subject of race was forced to the mass media forefront by community reaction to a series of violent police confrontations. In Afrocentric Images, the Annual Black History Month Exhibition at Gallery RIVAA, 527 Main Street, the political meme is given vivid, positive expression in depth and subtlety within art.