Welcome to Cape Fear Studios’ featured exhibit, “Fadeless”, highlighting the esoteric art of local art educator, Aurelis Lugo-Barriera

Fadeless is the story of 9 Afro-Puerto Rican women who made history despite the challenges they faced mainly because they are women and are of African descent.  These were brave women who marked Puerto Ricans history, but due to the conditions mentioned above, they are not recognized as they deserve. With Fadeless I want to recover these stories and make them visible and educate future generations. AURELIS LUGO Artist and Educator

This project is supported by a Grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County, the North Carolina Arts Council, and, in part, by contributions from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and other community partners.

Aurelis Lugo with Pastor Alexi Alejandro
Members from Aurelis’ church, Nacion de Fe, NC (Nation of Faith NC) attended her opening wearing T-shirts with one of her creations on the front.
Rafael Barriera, a singer musician, travelled from Puerto Rico to provide the music for his friend’s art opening.
Aurelis speaks about her self-portrait and the symbolism it contains.
Guy Jencks answers questions for the children attending the Fadeless opening.

CFS member-potter, Guy Jencks, gives the children an impromptu demonstration.