Our GOOD TROUBLE/U DECIDE get-out-the-vote poster exhibit opened Sunday
at major intersections in Washington, DC and Austin, TX
THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL ART
& MILLENNIUM ARTS SALON
America’s artists honor the legacy of John Lewis
by creating get-out-the-vote posters that
will cause ‘good trouble’ by encouraging
everyone to vote
*Plein air means outside, silly. Where else are people going to see
Art in this Age of the Trumpian Pandemic?
Turn out could be key
193 artists from the United States,
the Netherlands and Great Britain
answered our call for posters.
They want to make ‘good trouble’
for anyone who tries to
disrupt or ‘steal’ our election.
This exhibition was inspired by John
Lewis’ courage and our belief that Art
can help the American people see
through the often dishonest and
divisive rhetoric that passes for
in the United States today.
We want Americans to understand
that the number of us who vote this
year may turn out to be as important
as the candidates for whom we vote.
Because our system of representative
democracy is also on the ballot.
And those who don’t believe in
democracy will count those who
don’t vote as indifferent to
whatever they do to subvert it.
We wish to thank all the artists who submitted work for the jury’s consideration. The posters selected for the exhibit were created by:
Gary Aagaard, Terry Berkowitz, Orin Carpenter Studio, Michele Castagnetti, Schroeder Cherry, Gordon Coldwell, Donna Coleman, Michael Depue, Matthew Dicks, Najee Dorsey, Bryant Fernandez, Michael Forbes, Nancy Jacobson, George Lorio, Jessica Mavros, Jerry Prettyman, Barbara Robinson, Caren Shapiro, Tony J Smith, Victoria Sybrandi, Glenn Towery
We also wish to thank the jurors:
Dorothea Dietrich, art historian (Princeton, Pratt); Tom Freudenheim, arts administrator (Baltimore Institute of Art, Smithsonian, Jewish Museum, Berlin); Mel Hardy, (Millennium Arts Salon); Charles Krause (The Center for Contemporary Political Art); June Linowitz, artist, activist (Arts on the Block); Randi Turkin, managing editor, creative director (www.artprofiler.com)
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