May 4-11: Expression in a time of environmental and political crisis

Sculpture, paintings, photographs, poetry, music and performance art focusing on social issues, the power of protest and reflections on our changing nation and world will be on display or performed during a one-week show May 4 - 11, 2017 on San Juan Island. The show will be open daily from 2 to 7 p.m. May 4 to May 11, 2017 at Alchemy Art Center, 1255 Wold Road. The Art of Protest is free, donations appreciated

Special events include:

Friday, May 5

Movie night starts at 6 p.m. The power of protest is captured on film and projected onto the ceiling of the dome. Bring a pillow to sit on and something to wet your whistle. Popcorn will be provided.

Saturday, May 6

Poetry Reading  starts at 4 p.m. with original work being read by the authors and classic works being read by Helen Machin-Smith and Daniel Mayes of Island Stage Left.

Live music and performance art begins at 6:30. Get ready for some powerful music, humor, paint and skin. The musical line-up is still in progress with Gabe Maas then Savio Farrell wrapping up the night for us.

Sunday, May 7

Presentation by Bill Moyer, executive director of the Backbone Campaign, at  2 p.m. there will be a presentation by Bill Moyer on creating dramatic protest art that gets seen by the media. Masters at theatrical protests, Backbone is responsible for the fantastic visuals of the the Kayaktavist protests and the Shell No campaign.

More events are getting scheduled as people jump in. Bring in your work by May 2 for display or just come to the show and be inspired. If you have work you'd like to contribute call Gretchen at 378-5733.

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