Opening Friday, March 9th, from 6PM - 10PM
Ranging from protest noisemakers to the work of recognized artists, this exhibit captures many forms of resistance, from posters, signs, and banners to community resilience through music, poetry, and street theater. Noted artist Corey Hagelberg will share a few of his striking wood cuts, including The Birth of Ecology, his newest. Thomas Frank, environmental activist, has collected an array of protest art through participatory art builds with communities in struggle. They cover the battle against BP and fossil fuels to the crisis in East Chicago where an entire community has been poisoned. Gary’s Poetry Project, part of the Calumet Artist Residency, provides colorful stencils of poems used on city buildings. Hand-painted signs alternate with artwork from established artists Kay Rosen, Tom Torluemke, and South Shore Artist Co-op (SLAC) and much more.
The program will highlight the victorious Goshen battle against an immigrant prison, the on-going protests against deportations at the Gary Airport, and the East Chicago battle against lead and arsenic. Spoken word performances, stories and music capture the spirit of NW Indiana’s fight against injustice.
March 16 at 7pm
Pat Hunt, founder of Chicago Code Pink, recently passed away. She was a fearless leader. Uri-Eichen was in discussion with Pat about when to screen Shadow World at the gallery. During this event, we honor her work in public schools countering military recruiting efforts, sharing the work of Code Pink, and Screening
Shadow World | Shocking Inside Story of Global Arms Trade
In this montage of archival news footage and interviews, we observe the shadow world of the global arms trade, where corruption, lies, and greed drive covert relationships between politicians, industry executives, military and intelligence officials, and arms dealers. Their aim is to perpetuate war.