IMPACT 2022: Art that Bears Witness
May 20 – June 30, 2022
Bethany Arts Community presents the work of a diverse group of artists working in a wide variety of media that use art to denounce and challenge racism and discrimination by gender, class and immigration status, and to raise awareness of reproductive rights, public health and access, and environmental issues.
Through the ages, artists have used their creativity to call to action, protest, support, attest, and provoke lasting and meaningful change. Ranging from abstraction to more figurative work, from personal to more universal, from literal to more poetic, the artwork in this exhibition invite and engage us to be aware of inequities and systemic institutionalized practices that are racist and oppressive, and that can be abolished.
Participating artists in this exhibition include John Ahearn, Lizzy Alejandro, Laura Alvarez, Dotty Attie, Shahaan Azeem, Aileen Bassis, Edward Bear Miller, Stacy Bogdonoff, Michele Brody, Suzanne Broughel, Aleathia Brown, Serge Bulat, Maryanne Buschini, Kevin Byrd, Brett De Palma, Nicky Enright, Patricia Espinosa, Jennifer Figueroa, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Angela Fremont, Susan Grabel, Alyssa Herrera, Susan Hoeltzel, Monique Islam-Salas, Kyung Jeon, Carla Rae Johnson, David Kalal, Anne LaFond, Elaine Luther, Katrina Majkut, Cecilia Mandrile & Lynn Bechtold, Tali Margolin, Mary McFerran, Fani Miller-Beard, Marilyn Miller, Traci Mims, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Tomo Mori, Taeesha Muhammad, Linda Negrin, James Offenhartz, Tom Otterness, Kristi Pfister, Carol Reed, Nelson Santiago, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Nia Simone, Arle Sklar-Weinstein, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak, Lynn Tomlinson, Keil Troisi, Karen Viola, Tammy Wofsey, Marcia G. Yerman.
The artists’ books, collage, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video in this exhibition boldly, directly, meditatively, and at times with humor, ask us to participate and take on these timely conversations that are rapidly evolving in the midst of a Pandemic, global warming, displacement due to wars and violence, and polarized ideologies.
– Juanita Lanzo, Curator, IMPACT 2022: Art that Bears Witness
Mon-Fri 10am – 4pm, Wed. May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 10:00am-7:30pm, Sat. May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25, 10am-3pm
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