Thank you to all who came to Saint Mary's College Museum of Art yesterday!
What an uplifting, powerful, inspiring, community of artists and visitors at our In Conversation with the Artists and Reception for Social Justice: It Happens to One, It Happens to All! Seventeen of the artists from this exhibition participated and were asked to respond to two questions: 1) Is there a specific event that motivated you to do activist-themed/social justice focused work? 2) What was the most meaningful reaction you have received to your work? Community members listened and then joined in. What followed was an emotionally-charged exchange that supported and bonded our community.
We began our In Conversation with the the Artists with a viewing of your VIBE's "Power to the People". We should have provided boxes of tissues. It set the perfect tone for the artists sharing why they do activist work and reactions to their work.
Participating in the In Conversation with the Artists:
Priscilla Otani "Pleasure Quarters"
Charles Andrew Seaton "The Wall Series (Reagan)"
Algie Abrahms "Even the Dying Must Work & Begger Woman"
Jaime Schafer "One in Three"
Beth Krensky "Bridge III"
Zahava Sherez "Those People Are Us"
Catherine Johnson "Cuba Libre"
Vicki Gunter "It’s Not One Thing"
Sara Friedlander "Stonewalled in Jerusalem"
Maru Hoeber "Flight"
Eike Waltz "The Graduate in Mourning"
Remedios Rapoport "Power to the People"
Beverly Mills "Out of Dreams…#60"
Ronda Brown "Just(us) is not 4all"
Marie Cameron "La Niña"
Annamarie Pabst "S21 Prisoners 3 & 4"
Jane Venis "Shiner"
More info about exhibition and links to some of the artist responses to the conversation questions at http://www.gutfreundcornettart.com/info-social-justice.html
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