Finding Your Voice in America Today, a bold new art exhibition featuring 40 artists from around the country giving voice to a variety of viewpoints and timely topics will open with a reception Friday, January 10, 2010, from 5-9pm at Kelwood Contemporary Art, 8202 Kelwood Avenue in Baton Rouge.
The exhibit will feature Gallery Talks on Sunday, January 26th and Sunday, March 1st from 2-4pm both days and the exhibition will be open to the public Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Noon until 5pm through Sunday, March 8, 2020.
According to Jennifer Carwile, owner of Kelwood Contemporary Art and curator of the show, “Artists through the ages have used their media to offer both veiled and overt social commentary. We started hosting this show to give visual artists an opportunity to show how they are responding to current events. This is Kelwood’s third annual national juried show focused on contemporary issues. We had our first, Reflections on 2016, when shootings emphasizing the racial tensions marking our times, record breaking floods, and a divisive election season caused tension in our town, state and country. This is an opportunity to provide a forum for thought-provoking and insightful work.”
Carwile added, “We are living in a period where it seems like people are finding their voice, and yet there is no conversation. The dialogue between disparate voices is not happening. Art can provide an opening to the discourse by showing issues through a new perspective and telling stories through a voice you hadn’t yet heard. Our intention with this show is to give voice to the full spectrum of stories and experience. Through a series of gallery talks and community discussions we hope encourage dialogue to promote understanding.