Artist Talks

The Brentwood Arts Exchange Presents Artivism: Can Art Affect Social Change?

Photo courtesy of The Brentwood Arts Exchange.

Photo courtesy of The Brentwood Arts Exchange.

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Event: Thursday, September 26 at 6:30pm

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Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, artists have moved to the forefront of advocacy and action in taking responsibility for creating a better world for all of us. How has their work been effective? How has it not been effective? Join us for a moderated discussion presented in conjunction with our ongoing exhibition, Layer by Layer: Storytelling with Saris.

Moderator:
Helen Frederick. Artist, professor at George Mason University, founder of Pyramid Atlantic, and leader of the Search Project.

Panelists:
Monica Jahan Bose. Artist, environmental lawyer/activist, lead artist of Layer by Layer: Storytelling with Saris.

J.J. McCracken. Artist, creator of performances/installations addressing issues such as hunger and water resources.

Terry Scott.  Producer and media consultant for the arts and social justice, currently working on Creation With Representation: Cultural Cartography, a public humanities mapping initiative in Ward 8.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 10am-7pm
  • Saturday: 10am-4pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Brentwood Arts Exchange in the Gateway Arts Center is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD. Contact the gallery at 301.277.2863 or tty. 301.446.6802 or visit them online at arts.pgparks.com.

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