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“I wanted my painting to express this moment I knew was
history. I wanted to give my woman’s point of view to this
period.” – Faith Ringgold
Artists have used their talents as a tool for activism for
generations. From Faith Ringgold’s painting “The United States
of Attica” to Kara Walker’s critiques on colonialism to Tatyana
Fazlalizadeh’s campaign against street harassment “Stop
Telling Women to Smile,” women have continually used art
to comment on the status quo. The Women’s Caucus for Art
of Greater Washington, D.C. (WCADC) presents “Pivotal,”an
exploration of the intersection between art and activism. We
invite women artists based in Washington, D.C., Maryland,
and Virginia to submit work that explores socio-political and
economic protest, injustice, resistance, and activism.
JUROR: Lisa Grand Murphy is a local artist, teacher,
writer, and photographer, practicing and teaching in the
Washington metropolitan area. A University of Maryland
graduate with a Master of Arts in Communications, Grand
Murphy also works as a Marketing/Communications
Consultant for various non-profit arts organizations in
Montgomery County, including Photoworks Photography
Center in Glen Echo Park, MD. Grand Murphy has exhibited
her prints and photography in private and public galleries
including “Force of Nature,” a National Juried Exhibition at
Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH, and “Shifting
Earth,” an exhibition of her large-scale reduction linoprints
at Via Umbria Gallery in Washington, D.C.

"PIVOTAL" Public Reception

Age: All Ages

Event Category: Arts
Event Programs & Series: Montpelier Arts Center

Montpelier Arts Center

301-377-7800 montpelierarts@pgparks.com