Artist Kelly Parks Snider presents an exhibition of art and commentary in Gallery 2000. The exhibition, entitled Art and Activism: Hidden in Plain Sight, pairs original artwork by Parks Snider with writings by respected activists on topics related to human rights, environmental justice, income inequality and the abuse of power.
It runs from February 16 through March 27. There will be an Art Talk, and Art Workshops, as well as Gallery Question and Answer opportunities. Art and Activism features short essays on the range of social justice topics that the artist interprets in sculpture, collage, tapestry, drawing, painting and other media. The project uses the immediacy of art and compelling observations on current events to present a fresh perspective on issues of urgency.
Parks Snider is co-founder of Art in Action, Inc., a nonprofit organization that uses art to promote social change. Project Girl (http://www.projectgirl.org) is an example of Art in Action that focuses on youth-led activism around media literacy. Learn more about the, the exhibition and the artist at http://www.hidden-in-plain-sight.org
Gallery 2000 is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. or by appointment. Please e-mail MHS art teacher Robin Kourakis to schedule an appointment. You can also learn more about Gallery 2000 on its Facebook page.