3 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Event Website: http://theislandgallery.net/
Reception: 3 Aug 2018
Protest! Andrea K. Lawson, Jay Taylor, Earnest Thomas, Carletta Carrington Wilson. Opening First Friday Artwalk, August 3, 6-8 pm. Reception with the artists and The Jenny Davis Jazz Quartet on the Plaza. Andrea K. Lawson, Women’s March 36 x 48”, oil on canvas; Throughout history Protest, in its various forms, has been a tool for
expressing opinions, thoughts, and disagreements relating to specific
events or policies of governments or societal groups.
The great protests of the 1960s are distant memories for some and
badges of honor for others, but the twenty-first century has produced
a climate that calls up voices to be heard once again. In this regard,
artists and other free-thinking individuals can lead movements and offer
their influence to enact change in peaceful but highly visible ways:
through their music, verse, and art.
Presented on these gallery walls are powerful pieces addressing historical
social issues that remain unresolved, and are too often quickly forgotten by
the larger society. They offer a stark reminder that while progress is
often the province of the activist, in one way or another, at one time
or another, we are all called upon to be activists in our own world.