The Art of Rabble-Rousing: Reception for WE HONOR
Believers in the power-cum-responsibility of art to change lives, attitudes and public policy, take heartâ€”an exhibit opening tomorrow, wears its ideological zeal on its sleeve. With an impressive range of artists and artistic collectives whose work amplifies public awareness, WE HONOR: The Art of Activism promotes ecological reverence and justice for indigenous peoples. Itâ€™s hosted by Honor the Earth and Honor the Treaties, two Native-led activist organizations that invest in and benefit from connections to the art community.
Eminent environmentalist, author and two-time Green-Party vice-presidential candidate Winona Laduke speaks at the opening from 6 to 7pm. Contributing artists include Shepard Fairey, recognized for his iconic red-and-blue Barack Obama â€śHopeâ€ť poster; Gregg Deal, a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe best known for â€śThe Last American Indian On Earth,â€ť a performance piece in which he explodes racial stereotypes by embodying them in mundane settings like grocery stores, shopping malls and restaurants; and Nani Chacon, the local muralist behind the magnificent â€śShe Taught Us to Weaveâ€ť in Wells Park and co-curator of this exhibit with Kim Smith. Traditional foods will be served during the free opening reception, which starts at 5pm. Everything happens at Warehouse 508 (508 First Street NW); see bit.ly/wehonor for more info. Warehouse 508 â€˘ Thu Apr 24 â€˘ 5-8pm â€˘ FREE â€˘ View on Alibi calendar