Art As Action: Politics and the Creative Impulse

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September 22 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm  in the Kresge Little Theatre, East Hall, Ripon College

Our time in history is one of political upheaval as well as social and environmental unrest. Many of the seminal moments in art history have come from artists willing to take a stand amid such adversity. Artists act as a mirror to a society, and observe and participate in movements of political importance. This panel discussion is sponsored by the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, and brings together artists and curators who create artwork that engages with political action and protest.


Panelists include:

Brandon Bauer, Associate Professor of Art at St. Norbert College, who uses art as a space for critical and ethical inquiry to explore themes of social justice.

Jenie Gao, independent curator, artist and educator who combines allegory and storytelling into printmaking, drawing and large-scale installation.

Tylonn Sawyer, Oakland Community College and the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, is a figurative painter who focuses on identity and race.

Professor Rafael Salas, Associate Professor of Art at Ripon College, will moderate the panel.

For more information see the Ripon Events section or the announcement in the Fond du Lac Reporter.

To view the livestream of the event click here.


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