SPEAKING OUT - A CALL TO ACTION: The Art of Protest - Agents of Change in Rhode Island! January 19-February 26.

Friday, February 26, 2021 at 3:00pm

URI Feinstein Providence Campus, 1st and 2nd floor Lobby Gallery 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903

URI Providence Campus Arts and Culture Program presents from Black History Month

SPEAKING OUT - A CALL TO ACTION: The Art of Protest - Agents of Change in Rhode Island!  January 19-February 26. .

Art has the power to speak up and speak out, to educate, inspire and insight change. Many artists have a deep-seated conviction to use their creative work as a platform for justice and social change.  Whether dealing with racism, sexism, gender bias, mental health issues or economic inequity there is art all around us shouting for social justice and reform to re-build our sense of community.  

This exhibit features work in all media on several important issues as presented by area artists including:  Gabriel Alvarez, Kelly Brown, Angel Cajigas-Arbelo, Deanna Camputaro, Raphael Diaz, Tamara Diaz, Melanie Ducharme, Ricky Gagnon, George Garcia, Arian Garcia Garcia, Susan Garland, Cathren Housley, Monique Rolle-Johnson, Don Mays, Amie Noakes, Joel Rosario-Tapia, Dianne Reilly, Hannah Resseger, Carol Scavotto, Zoey Stites, Simone Spruce, Basma Samira, Jordan Seaberry, Leo Selvaggio, Anthoyn Tomaselli, Christopher Thomas, Mark Wholey.

The exhibit will include a special filmed performance of “Our Story, Our Song” from The Wilbury Theatre Group by Christopher Johnson and Big Lux.

From Newark New Jersey to Westerly Rhode Island and beyond - OUR STORY // OUR SONG is a conversation of words and music between poet Christopher Johnson and musician Big Lux that powerfully captures the experience of what it means to be Black in America. At times funny, hopeful, and heartbreaking - this unique collaboration between two artists in their prime serves above all as a powerful call for change.

Written by and featuring performances by Christopher Johnson and Big Lux, OUR STORY // OUR SONG was produced by The Wilbury Theatre Group and filmed at a special performance at the WaterFire Arts Center ’Theater Under the Stars’ on December 19, 2020.  Technical Direction & Editing by Max Ponticelli; Stage Management by Annalee Cavallaro; Filming by Jeremy Chiang, Melie Hayes, Allyson Marchetti, and Max Ponticelli. 

Virtual tour:  


URI Providence Campus Gallery, 80 Washington St. 1st and 2nd floor lobbies.

Tour Hours: Thursday and Friday at 3, 3:30, 4 and 4:30, and February 4th from 5-9 in small groups.

 Note Due to COVID 19, visiting the exhibit will require wearing a mask.  Other restrictions may apply according to university policies.  For information call 401-277-5206 or uri.artsandculture@gmail.com or visit uri.edu/ceps/prov/arts.

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