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"GateKeeper"

My work "GateKeeper" is included in the national exhibit "Freedom of Expression" at the 
Webster Art Center, St. Louis, Missouri
From January 15, 2019 to Feb.28th, 2019

Exhibit Opening Reception -January 15, 2019 from 6-8 p.m.


www.webster-arts.org

 "For this special exhibit, artists are asked to respond to themes of censorship, bigotry, free speech, and speaking truth to power found in the play “Alabama Story,” which will be presented by the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. The play and exhibit will be presented concurrently, sharing audiences.
Alabama Story tells the 1958 story of Emily Wheelock Reed, an Alabama librarian who refused to ban the children’s book, The Rabbit’s Wedding, that depicted a marriage between a black and white rabbit. The book was written and illustrated by Garth Williams, known for illustrations of E.B. White's Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web and The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. 

More about the book and controversy can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rabbits%27_Wedding

 

 

ONE HOUSE Project 2018 - on view now

ONE HOUSE Project 2018 - on view now
ONE HOUSE PROJECT - 2018              NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 15, 2018

AT BLACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Germantown, Maryland


The One House Project at BlackRock presents a heterogeneous collection of art from descendants of Native Americans, African slaves, Mayflower Pilgrims, Jewish Holocaust survivors, European indentured servants and every successive wave of immigration.
With over 50 countries of origin represented, a common shared narrative is the flight from persecution or extreme poverty, and the hope for a new chance in America. Quests for the American Dream that began over 400 years ago with the very first arrivals continue to this day. The house, covered by panels, makes a powerful visual statement of the strength of diversity and the common elements of our shared humanity.