Visit the Malelani Café at 6734 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy anytime between now and June 6, and you will see art work on the walls that just may blow your mind.
“Unarmed Black Male” is a solo exhibit featuring the stuckism/pop-art work of illustrator and designer Larry West, 30, a lifelong Mt. Airy resident with a 4-year degree from the Hussian School of Art whose latest work has been motivated by the recent wave of shootings of unarmed black males.
“As a fellow unarmed black male,” West said, “I wanted to show the world that we don’t have to just be statistics. We can be amazing artists, designers and productive members of society. Granted, the current news doesn’t show that, so I figured it was about time to show the other side. Do black lives matter only when the person is dead, or are we going to support them when they’re alive?”