- Posted October 11, 2012 by
New York, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
New York Comic Con: Superheroes and skyscrapers
The Inspiration of We Can Be Heroes
- Jamescia, CNN iReport producer
In a superhero liar next to the CNN bldg, the art exhibit by DC Entertainment titled 'Darkness & Light' gave a prequel to NYComicCon. “Inspired by Heroes & Villains, Hope & Heroism,” this public exhibition displays various art mediums and will be housed at the Time Warner Center until Sunday, October 14th. It is a sight where most viewers are drawn to linger as childhood heroes make their mark with this contribution.
We Can Be Heroes is a giving campaign organization that endeavors to raise awareness and funds for the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. “Using the iconic Justice League characters from DC Entertainment - Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg, they aim 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 up to 75% of the purchase price from products will go directly to saving lives.” http://www.wecanbeheroes.org/
Some of the pieces specifically highlight heroic characteristics of strength, integrity and compassion. One photographic installation, with scenes of work accomplished in Africa, gives a personal view of the goals and obstacles that We Can Be Heroes face. Each piece of art relays the poignant human factor associated with gallant superhero aspirations. They project a real life rescue, a true beacon of hope.
As New York Comic Con begins its frantic weekend, this alcove of still life heroes provides a moment of peace with its emblem of justice for all.
By Diane Abela (http://dianeabela.com)/