The artwork displayed at the 2018 Woke & Winnning Art Exhibit extends to its audience an integrative look at the issue of gun violence through analog and digital mediums, photography and painting, and portaiture and political poster design. This exhibit relies both on the memory and reality of what it is to experience violence and the visioning it takes to create new possibilities for the future.
Artists featured include Max Sansing, Chantala Kommanivanh, Franco, Juan Pablo Ruiz and the following National Youth Art Movement Against Gun Violence Emerging Artists: Liz Gomez, Leah LaQueens, Millie Martinez, B’Rael Ali Thunder, Daria Velazquez, Elexsis Miller, and Marquis Sewell. This show also includes community created artwork from the 2018 Woke & Winning Youth Action Workshop Series, which was made possible by a grant from the Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities.
Program for the Opening Reception (6 – 9 PM):
Participatory Dance Performance w/ special guest Trellz
Civic Engagement w/ special guests Sara Kniznik, Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and Erica Nanton, Chicago Votes
Art Viewing and Refreshments