Duval Arts rise above! The exhibit A More Perfect Union: Explorations Of Human Rights is a visual response and stand against the dangerous tide of ongoing national and global intolerance. Co-curated by Hope McMath, arts activist and past director of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, the exhibit addresses timely topics including racial equity, women’s rights, LGBT protections, religious freedom and the immigrant experience, celebrating diversity and the dangers of disharmony and hate. Works by 24 local artist-activists who work in an array of media, including painting, printmaking, sculpture and installation, are featured, including Thony Aiuppy, Matthew Bennett, Duval Destroyer, Overstreet Ducasse, William Elkin, Fabricio Farias, Sheila Goloborotko, Jenny Hager-Vickery, Ed Hall, Karen Kurycki, Jan Master, Sarah McDermott, Zachary Mease, Traci Mims, Redeem Pettaway, Princess Rashid, Mary Ratcliff, Natalie Sassine, Jim Smith, Chip Southworth (Rosy Shades & Solidarity, pictured), Madeleine Peck Wagner, Roosevelt Watson III, Summer Wood, Ingrid Yuzly Mathurin and Lance Vickery.
Opening reception 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, The Space Gallery, Downtown; exhibit runs through February, facebook.com/thespacegallery.