Press release for Imagewest
SIGNS OF CHANGE GALLERY SHOW HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF EXPRESSION THROUGH PROTEST
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Throughout American history, the Black community has faced endless atrocities. From slavery, segregation and Jim Crow laws to a system rife with injustice that perpetuates systematic racism. In 2020, the world watched as a man was pinned to the ground by his neck, and suffocated to death for nine minutes by the very institution that is meant to serve and protect him. This rekindled the fire that has been burning in America since the Civil Rights Movement. A mass of like-minded citizens expressed their emotions using chants and signs that created an image of a generation. The Signs of Change gallery is meant to capture this socio-political art form and place it within the greater historical context of protest in America.
During the entirety of Black History Month, the Intercultural Student Engagement Center will be partnering with the Department of Art and Design, to host a gallery exhibition called Signs of Change.
Experience signs that were used in protests and marches in 2020. This exhibition shows the importance of this socio-political art form that has been utilized in creating change.
“The events that unfolded in 2020 were nothing less than historical, the Art Department values the power of expression through protest and sees this as an opportunity to preserve the message of change and progress,” says Kara Williamsglenn, Director of the Department of Art and Design
The gallery will be open for the entire month of February from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. and will be located in DSU room #2041