Friday, March 10, 2017

The Art of Protest


                        The Kimmel Center


The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Mural Arts Philadelphia will co-produce “The Art of the Protest" which will include a panel discussion and free sign-making workshops, exploring how artists and members of the public express themselves in times of political change. The Art of the Protest panel discussion will take place on March 21 and will feature artists and advocates who have been active participants in the current political climate. Artists Olek, Michelle Angela Ortiz and Liza Goodell will share their thoughts and experiences on how art plays a role in protest. The panel will be moderated by Drexel Professor Julie Hawkins and the event will be co-hosted by Conrad Benner of Streets Department and Young Involved Philadelphia. Seating is limited and tickets are required ($15). The panel discussion will take place between 6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. in Hamilton Garden in the Kimmel Center (300 S. Broad St) The Art of Protest sign-making workshops will be held in the SEI Innovation Studio and are FREE. On Friday, March 24, 2017, Signs of Solidarity artists Sheldon Abba and Bruno Guerreiro will lead the workshop from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.  On Saturday. April 8, 2017 Signs of Solidarity artist Martha Rich will lead the workshop from 2:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. and on Monday, May 1, 2017, Signs of Solidarity artist Alloyius McIlwaine will conduct the workshop from 6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.  Mural Arts Philadelphia is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. Popular mural tours  offer a first-hand glimpse into the inspiring stories behind Mural Arts’ unparalleled  collection, which has earned Philadelphia worldwide recognition as the “City of Murals”. For more information, call 215-685-0750 or visit 

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