We the People: Part Three | University of Northwestern, St. Paul

We the People: Part Three

February 25, 2022–April 01, 2022
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Denler Art Gallery

Totino Fine Arts Center
3003 Snelling Ave North
St. Paul, 55113

graphic for We The People

About the Exhibition

"We the People" is a three-part exhibition focused on elevating underrepresented UNW voices. This exhibition will place work by UNW students of color (both past and present) front and center. Members from this community are invited to submit art (in all its forms) on topics, stories, and perspectives which they believe need to be heard, addressed, shared, and celebrated. This may include but is not limited to strengths, struggles, hopes, fears, grievances, frustration, excellence, resilience, and joy. After all, humanity is dynamic and multi-dimensional, and harbored joy can be as much a form of protest as that of anger or fatigue. The aim of this exhibition is to elevate underrepresented voices, spark conversation, and serve as a campus catalyst for change.

Three Parts

Black Voices
The first part of the exhibition focuses specifically on voices from UNW members of the Black community.
Submissions Thru: Nov 24, 2020 || On View: Dec 7 - Dec 18 2020
Underrepresented Voices
The second part of the exhibition includes Black voices and extends out to other individuals of color.
Submissions Thru: Feb 19, 2021 || On View: Mar 19 - Apr 9, 2021
In the third part of the exhibition, the call for art remains centered on individuals of color but the focus shifts to community. This part of the exhibition addresses hopes and avenues for healing. Because healing and reconciliation are often painful processes, hurt may continue to be present in the work. This final phase is not intended as a tidy wrap-up but as a leaning into the desires and next steps ahead.
Submissions Thru: Feb 11, 2022 || On View: Feb 25 - Apr 1, 2022

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