Asheville Art Museum presents ‘Hear Our Voice’ exhibition, May 20-July 16

Press release:

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present Hear Our Voice, on view May 20 – July 16, 2017 at the Asheville Art Museum On the Slope at 175 Biltmore Ave. The exhibition explores the potential of visual art to empower people, artists and communities and promote dialogue.

Significant events in history inspire creative activity, and artists play an important role in visually defining these key moments. The works in this exhibition exemplify how artists communicate and share messages that are important to them and in turn provide the public with tools for communication. The majority of the artists featured in this exhibition are women, and many of the images focus discussion on ideas like equality, the strength of women, and the power of organized collaboration.

Hear Our Voice is organized by the Amplifier Foundation, which accepts submissions for artwork in response to current organized actions and issues. The works on view in the exhibition were submitted by artists and presented as free, downloadable posters for The Women’s March that took place in many cities across the country on January 21, 2017. The Amplifier Foundation saw the impressive artistic talent in the submissions and made them available for an exhibition. Of the 5,000 submissions The Amplifier Foundation received, the Asheville Art Museum has selected over 50 of them for its Hear Our Voice exhibition. The exhibition includes series of works by internationally-recognized artists Shepard Fairey and Jessica Sabogal.

Programs held in conjunction with Hear Our Voice:
• Moving Voices: An Exploration of the Power of Our Voice Through Movement, Sunday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. – Noon at Asheville School Graham Theater
• Opening Reception, Friday, June 2, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Asheville Art Museum On the Slope
• Moving Voices: A Multimedia Movement Performance, Friday, June 2, 6:30 p.m. at Asheville Art Museum On the Slope
• Empowerment Through the Visual Arts, Saturday, June 3, 2:00 p.m. at The Block Off Biltmore
• Art Break with Lola Clairmont, Curatorial Assistant, Friday, June 9, 12:00 p.m. at Asheville Art Museum On the Slope
• Hear Our Voice Knit in Public Day, Saturday, June 10, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Asheville Art Museum On the Slope

Find details for all programs at www.ashevilleart.org.

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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