Art Reception — PROTEST! Bearing Witness, Seeking Justice

Event details

  • February 3, 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 10341 Water Street Highway 42 Ephraim, WI 54211
  • 920-854-7559

About the Gallery: The UU Gallery is free and open to the public. Hours are from 1–4 pm on Tuesday – Friday, and on Sunday mornings from 11 am – 12 pm. An opening reception is planned on February 3rd from 11 am – 1 pm. A workshop/discussion about “protest” will be announced for early March. All are welcome to attend.

About the Show:
PROTEST! Bearing Witness, Seeking Justice
The UUFDC Social Justice Committee is presenting an exhibit of posters, photographs, memorabilia, crafts, and poems reflecting how our right to protest promotes our deeply-held UU principles of equity, justice, and the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

The pieces address issues such as immigration, war, gun violence, environmental degradation, women’s rights, racial discrimination, and the loss of “American” values. Pieces included in this show of “vernacular” art take different approaches to the act of protest. Many depend on words, which may be used on the one hand as slogans to call attention to what is wrong, or on the other, to name those who have been wronged. Some express anger; others make fun of human foibles.

The examples come from public displays at marches and vigils, but also from more private collections of members and friends. They reach back into World War II, but also forward to recent parades and marches in Door County. They range from professional glossies to home-made signs.

The poems, interspersed with images on the walls or gathered in a binder, were written by Door County poets and provide further insight into the motives and attitudes behind the other works on display. PROTEST! Bearing Witness, Seeking Justice also invites you to contribute your own experiences of protest on sticky notes that will become part of the exhibit.