Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Using Art to Create Social Change

Installation View: Breaking Criminal Traditions-Highland Park

Events continue around The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions — the exhibition currently on view at The Art Center-Highland Park.

On Thursday, November 20th from 6-8PM, I will be taking part in a panel discussion titled Using Art to Create Social Change. The other participating panelists are: artist James Deeb, executive producer Cheryl Jefferson, and social justice expert Zainab Khan. The panel plans to explore the power of art and its ability to create a cultural tipping point in taking a stand for human rights.

Through this panel discussion we hope to encourage and create dialogue surrounding The Art Center’s current exhibition. Art is one of the strongest tools we have to raise consciousness—the first step toward encouraging change and supporting human rights.

The exhibition includes works of art by: Corinna Button, James Deeb, Sheila Ganch, Claire Girodie, Sergio Gomez, Andrea Harris, Paula Kloczkowski Luberda, Richard Laurent, Kathy Liao, Chandrika Marla, Zoriah Miller, Nancy Rosen, Lorraine Sack, Valerie Schiff, Barbara Simcoe, and Anne Smith Stephan.

The Breaking Criminal Traditions exhibition continues through January 3, 2015. The Art Center-Highland Park is located at 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, Illinois. This event is free and open to the public.

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