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Art Reception One Billion Rising

United States > Winter Haven > 999 avenue h NE Winter Haven fL 33880 > 2019-02-12 > 05:00 pm

About The Event

ON VIEW FEBRUARY 11TH-MARCH 14TH RECEPTION FEBRUARY 12TH 5-7PM Exhibition Theme: “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.” Martin Luther King Jr. One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women. One Billion Rising is a world-wide call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be abused during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls. This exhibition will display artworks in reaction to this statistic AND to the current violence in our government, schools, streets, homes, and more. This exhibition will bring together artists of various world-views who will unite together to display work that calls for non-violence. This includes but is not limited to the advocacy of women’s rights, the protection and defense of indigenous lands and people, awareness of discrimination based on identity or race, awareness of refugee crises, environmental plunder and destruction, corporate greed, economic violence, poverty, state brutality and repression, war and militarism. Also on View: SOUL COLLAGE wfa gallery lobby LOCATION POLK STATE COLLEGE 999 AVENUE H NE WINTER HAVEN FL 33880 ARTISTS INCLUDE: Craig Hawkins Kristina Stafford Lauren Amalia Redding Karen J Revis Holly Ann Scoggins Tinia Clark Katie Hovencamp Steven Felix Jager

About The Organization

Polk State Art

For its knowledgeable faculty and successful alumni, Polk State Visual Arts enjoys an outstanding statewide reputation.
Polk State Visual Arts is led by faculty members who have decades of professional educational experience, and who encourage students to not only develop and diversify their artistic skills but to also explore and pursue arts-related careers.
The department allows students to study a wide range of artistic expressions, from basket weaving, to ceramics, to photography. It boasts sprawling studio spaces and a state-of-the-art photography lab.
Students are also afforded numerous opportunities to showcase their work and participate in competitions. The College itself regularly hosts student art shows, and faculty members support students in entering competitions outside the College as well.

About The Organizer

Holly Scoggins


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