Monday, June 22, 2009

You are invited to artist dialogue and closing reception for Obama! Reflections exhibit

An artist dialogue and closing reception will take place on Sunday, June 28th from 5-8 p.m. at the Bruckner Bar & Grill at 1 Bruckner Blvd, Bronx. (I'm among the participating artists and am planning to attend the closing reception.)



Art Belongs to Everyone would like to invite you to the closing reception for OBAMA! Reflectionsa collection of work inspired by the campaign, election and inauguration ofPresident Barack Obama. A screening of the video poem Obama Time Will Be Our Time will kick off the reception, followed by an artist dialogue with featured artists. Refreshments will be served.


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 electionbut 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 participationthrough art programs  and performances that provide equal access to information; inspiringreflection, discussion, collaboration and action. By merging art and community, AfC provides a space to explore social issues and celebrate the richness of cultural diversity.







To read the The Village Voice’s review on OBAMA!reflections please click the link:



See photographs of the opening reception here:

source: Art for Change

(photo by Clarisel Gonzalez of artwork at the exhibit)


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