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Creative Activism: Project Statement

After a brief period of hibernation, Oakopolis is emerging from a cocoon of contemplation and taking our explorations in art in a new direction. We’re excited to say we’ll be continuing our adventures in art, but with a shifted focus and a new way of sharing it with you! For the next year we will be stepping outside the gallery walls to explore a revolving, group show online. We’re encouraging artists to participate in an ever shifting stream of art works that explore the intersection of art and activism.

 

With the current political climate, this feeling of upheaval all around, we found ourselves asking this common question…

What can we do?

 

As artists, we can use our mode of expression to make our feelings known.

 

Over the past ten years we’ve shared artists work in our gallery space that focuses on the internal world, work striving to create balance and well-being within. As we step forward we will be sharing work that strives to bring that inner exploration and desire for well-being to the struggles of the outer world, in an effort to communicate and create balance out side of the self. 

 

We’re asking artists to reach outward with their work and inspire other people to show up with their values and reach outward as well.

We invite artists who are interested in this project to submit work for review, as website ready jpeg attachments or as links, no more than three samples.

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