About The Event
One Billion Rising National Juried Art Exhibition. Open February 1-24th, 2016. Reception February 4th 5-8pm-Awards at 6pm.
Artists Arise! Polk State College is hosting our National Biennial Juried Art Exhibition in
reaction to the staggering facts regarding violence against women and girls. One Billion Rising
is named for a troubling statistic, that one in three women, or an estimated 1 billion women, will
be physically abused in her lifetime .The gallery will display artwork that has been juried in from all over the country. Submissions were curated by the Polk State College Art Faculty and Judged by the Executive Director of the Polk Museum of Art, Claire Orologas. This exhibition displays artworks that expose both the stories of violence and also the victories in
overcoming violence. You will see stories of struggle, empowerment, and victory. Emerging and professional artists will be exhibited and the work will display Women's Rights and ending violence against women, from every perspective.
All entry fees and sales go to benefit the Women’s Resource center and Peace River center equally. Artist receives 70% for any sales. 30% of sales and entry fees will be a donated to The Women’s Resource center of Florida and Peace River Center Domestic Violence Services equally.
About The Organization
Polk State College Arts
Polk State College Arts includes 3 gallery spaces across central Florida, and courses in our 2-year Transfer Track program in the Visual Arts. Polk State College, established in 1964, is a multi-campus institution serving over 20,000 students with Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, as well as a wide range of certificate and workforce training options. The College also operates three charter high schools.
Polk State’s advantages include small class sizes; hands-on learning; dedicated faculty; day and night classes; online options; affordable tuition; excellent financial aid; a diverse community and vibrant student life, including fine arts opportunities, clubs, and intercollegiate athletics.
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