“Our Anguish, Our Resolve” Art Against Violence Exhibit
Next Upcoming Date: Wednesday, Mar 29 2017
The “Our Anguish, Our Resolve” theme of the exhibit arises from recent local and global events of violence and chaos.
March 1 - April 1, 2017
The “Our Anguish, Our Resolve” theme of this free exhibit arises from recent local and global events of violence and chaos. Artists are asked to submit pieces exhibiting their visual expressions of, and reactions to, the pain caused by these acts, along with visual expressions of resolve and solutions. The Call for Artists requests artists to examine how we can move as a community to end the violence in our city or what we can do as a people to help stop the national and global perpetuation of violence and intolerance, and the extreme positions that encourage them.
A number of local artists from the 1850 Collective and Art Expressions are already signed up to exhibit at the show, along with well-known local artists Denny Ah-Tye and David Vallejo, and nationally-recognized photographers James Sobredo and Peter Pin. Among interactive art pieces entered in the exhibit are “Pussy Hat Wall” memorializing the recent January 21 worldwide Women’s Marches, which is viewed by the artist as a response to the current chaos and threats of violence in our country. Participants in any Women’s March who wore a “pussy hat” are asked to lend their hats to the exhibit artist for display; all hats will be returned. Contact Sharon Jarvis at email@example.com to participate in the wall. Other interactive art works include “Music as an Outlet,” an upright piano painted by student artists at Weber Technical Institute, which exhibit visitors are encouraged to play, and “Dove Tree” created by Pittman Charter School students for which visitors are asked to write their thoughts on paper doves, and hang them on the tree.
The exhibit and all events are FREE!
- The exhibit runs March 1 - April 1, 2017
- Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00am - 2:00pm
- Artists Reception: Sunday, March 5 from 3:00pm - 500pm
- Spoken Word Event: Saturday, March 18 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm
- Afternoon of Music and Dance: Sunday, April 2 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The exhibit and the three special events are sponsored by Draw It Out, a program of Cleveland School Remembers, a Brady Campaign Chapter with support by a grant from the Stockton Arts Commission.
Plants and Flowers Building @ San Joaquin County Fairgrounds
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
1658 S Airport Way
Wednesday, Mar 29
Thursday, Mar 30
Friday, Mar 31
Saturday, Apr 1