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Violence Transformed 2021

Artwork, from left to right: Archy LaSalle, Photography; Christine Crump Dumouchel, Bo Dollis Jr. and The Wild Magnolias, at Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA; Carol Daynard, Black Lives Matter; L'Merchie Frazier, Barricades: Caution/Transparent

Standing Up – A Virtual Invitational Group Exhibition

Exhibition Dates:  April 1-30, 2021

Since 2014, Cambridge College and Violence Transformed have collaborated to sponsor an annual exhibit linked to a socially relevant theme – a theme that helps us document the transformative power of art and the ability of art, artists, and artmaking to address compelling issues of our time. This year’s theme is “STANDING UP.” The artists featured have created works that address the many ways in which people in this country and around the world are “standing up” for human rights, civil rights, health equity, and social justice for all.

STANDING UP is conceived in relationship with the theme of Cambridge College's 2020-2021 academic year, Bodies. We are embodied beings: our bodies are how we experience and encounter the world, and they are also how the world encounters and perceives us. They are familiar to us and foreign to other people; bodies are contradictory – simultaneously sites of intimacy and desire and sites of pain and suffering. The featured artists and their work in STANDING UP will inform examination of bodies from multiple perspectives, considering lived experience, bias, health, physicality, and place. What happens when we seriously consider our bodies, with their multiple complexities, as well as, and in relationship to, the bodies of others?

Please join us!

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 8 at 6:15 PM

Artist Opening Reception and Poetry Performance by L’Merchie Frazier

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Friday, April 16 from 6:15-7:30 PM

Art and Critical Thinking

In response to the STANDING UP exhibit presented by Violence Transformed, Cambridge College students in the Spring 2021, Friday evening Critical Thinking course engaged in critical inquiry with the artists and curators of the exhibit.


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