Pandemics as a Portal to Change Panel Discussion: Art as a Tool for Change

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Pandemics as a Portal to Change: Call for Art (Digital art by Madison Wilcoxen, 2021)
Apr 8, 2021 - 5-6:30 pm
Virtual event
Sponsored by Urbana Arts and Culture Program, College of Fine and Applied Arts at Illinois, Museum of the Grand Prairie, The Urbana Free Library, the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, and Krannert Art Museum. Supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

To support participants in their personal exploration of the exhibit theme Pandemics as a Portal to Change, we're offering a panel discussion with local artists. Join us for a talk with local creatives to explore art as a tool for social change. Our panelists include:

Ashanti Files, Urbana Poet Laureate/Writer
Liza Sylvestre, KAM Curator of Academic Programs/Multimedia Artist
Keenan Dailey, Graphic Designer/Multimedia Artist
Elizabeth Simpson, Cooperative Conflict/Performing Artist

We are seeking submissions of art, performance, poetry, spoken word, dance, performance, and more for the Pandemics as a Portal to Change Exhibition, a community art exhibit where art becomes the way for us to envision worlds beyond the pandemic of COVID-19, without racism and other 'isms, and beyond the climate crisis towards envisioning our world anew.


This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required | Register Now