URI Providence Campus Urban Arts and Culture Program

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 9:00am to 9:00pm

URI Feinstein Providence Campus, Lobby Area 80 Washington Street

The Exhibit:  CIVIL RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS: Icons of the Civil Rights Movement by Pamela Chatterton Purdy & A Blacker Landscape by Jordan Seaberry

January 22 – February 28 2019 with a Gallery Reception on January 31st, 6-8pm. 

The exhibit presents a powerful exploration of contemporary civil disobedience in light of violence on the streets of cities across the USA. The exhibit features a series of large mixed media collage paintings created by RISD alum Jordan Seaberry in dynamic counterpoint with Pamela Chattertom-Purdy’s stunning traditional Icon styled paintings, celebrating and remembering the individuals who dedicated and often gave their lives in the fight for Civil Rights from the 1960’s to the present.  The exhibit demands civil discourse over our continued struggle with human rights and human dignity as a nation and as a world.  It calls one to question and begs for activism in light of generations of street violence, school violence and hate crimes over race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. The viewer is placed in the center of this visual dialogue inspiring active engagement in the conversation.

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Urban Arts and Culture




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Steven Pennell

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