Resist! A Visual History of Protest
@ Oak Park Art League
720 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302
Opening Thursday, May 10th, from 7PM - 9PM
On view through Friday, June 1st
On Thursday, May 10, 7-9pm you are cordially invited to attend the preview party for Sanctuary and Resist, a postcard exhibition as part of Oak Park Art League’s Art for Social Change series. In addition to having a first opportunity to see and purchase the postcard-sized art that has come to OPAL from around the globe, Margot McMahon will give us a 45 min presentation about her father, Franklin McMahon, an artist and activist who was on the front line of many social justice causes, including acting as an illustrator for many civil rights-era causes, most notably during the trial of the Emmett Till case.
During the preview party artist-created postcards will be available at a first-choice premium price of $75 each. After the preview event the price will drop to $35 each and the artwork will be available at the May 11 opening event through the exhibition close on June 1. Student-created postcards will also be exhibited. As always, the night will be filled with wine and good cheer.
A $20 donation is suggested at this event, but please give more or less as you can. Proceeds will go to Oak Park Regional Housing Center and ProBono Network to support their work in equity in housing and justice.
This event is being held in conjunction with:
Oak Park Art League’s Art for Social Change: SANCTUARY National Exhibition of Postcard Art. AND
Artworks by FRANKLIN MCMAHON, Artist Reporter
EXHIBITION DATES: May 11 – June 1, 2018
About Franklin McMahon: World renown Artist Reporter, Franklin McMahon was at the forefront of social change since parachuting from a B17 into WWII Germany.
A selection of McMahon’s works covering the Emmett Till Trial,
Civil Rights Movement, Politics, World Studio, Vatican II,
War and Housing Protests, Chicago Conspiracy Trial
will be featured in this exhibition. For more information please visit: franklinmcmahon.net
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