New exhibit for Women’s History Month explores the art of protest

In recognition of Women’s History Month, BluSeed Studios is hosting an exhibition titled, “This is What Democracy Looks Like: The Impact of Women’s Movements in America.”

Anyone who would like to participate can submit a poster, photograph or any other media relating to historical marches that were ignited by women, depicting women leaders, or contemporary issues that jeopardize women’s rights. The main objective is to enlighten the viewer to the history of women’s struggles and how organized movements can lead to positive change.

From the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, to the 2017 Women’s March, women from all backgrounds have exercised their right to assemble and protest against ignorance, bias and stereotypes. Artistic Director and curator of the exhibition Carol Mare Vossler states that “Art can play an important educational and cultural role, by combining factual information alongside visual imagery. Vossler continues “this exhibition is in part an opportunity to recognize the courageous women who throughout history were bold enough to shed light on issues, including the mothers of Black Lives Matter and the 2017 Women’s March. These recent movements prove that the effort to bring equality and justice to all is still a necessary one”.

The show opens with a reception Saturday, March 4 at 5pm-7pm., free and open to all. A musical performance by Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan will be part of the opening as well. If you would like to participate, bring your artwork to BluSeed Studios February 24-27 from 1pm-6pm. Please include a short statement describing the work with your name attached to the back of the work. (BluSeed has the right to reject any work that defames, ridicules a person or group or makes statements that cannot be fact checked.)

For more information, contact Carol Vossler: art@bluseedstudios.org

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