Thursday, May 7, 2009
I am among the artists participating in this upcoming exhibit. I will showcase some of my Obama-related photos. I plan to attend the opening reception, so I hope to see you there. Support local art.
Here's the press release from Art for Change:
Art Belongs to Everyone is thrilled to present OBAMA! Reflections; a collection of work inspired by the campaign, election and inauguration of President Barack Obama, to be exhibited at the Bruckner Bar & Grill from May 13-June 28. The works on view, drawn from an open call for submissions, reflect the multiplicity of experience and emotion surrounding this historical moment. The variety of media and subject matter, ranging from snapshot photographs to assemblage art to pen and ink, cartoon-style drawings, attests to this experiential spectrum, while collectively celebrating the impulse for creative expression in light of this significant event.
The juxtaposition of works by established and emerging artists speaks not only to the ways in which the vast, seemingly disparate nation was united by the 2008 presidential election, but also to the curatorial mission of Art Belongs To Everyone. This program, facilitated by Art for Change, strives to encourage artistic production at all levels as well as to make such work available to communities in non-traditional settings.
Art for Change (AfC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing civic participation through art programs and performances that provide equal access to information; inspiring reflection, discussion, collaboration and action. By merging art and community, AfC provides a space to explore social issues and celebrate the richness of cultural diversity.
An opening reception will take place on
Wednesday, May 13th from 6-9pm at the Bruckner Bar & Grill at 1 Bruckner Blvd. Closing reception 5-8 p.m. Sunday, June 28.