621 Gallery Presents:

The Art of Resistance

An exhibition curated by: Cynthia Hollis

Exhibition Dates | October 5th – 27th, 2018

ARTIST STATEMENT

Tallahassee musician and poet, Grant Peeples, is producing a month-long exhibition at 621 Gallery in Railroad Square. The October event is called The Art of Resistance, and will feature works of art from local, regional and national artists, as well as spoken-word, music, poetry and stage performances through-out the month. “The purpose of the show,” Peeples has written, “is to offer an artistic alternative to the dark argumentative quagmire of the current political situation, and allow, rather, the transcendent power of imagery, symbolism and metaphor to speak to the hearts of the citizenry and its culture.” Gun violence, the environment, the #metoo movement, election fraud, immigration and women’s rights some of the themes that are developed in these works. Artists and performers include:

Toni Ardizzone

Amanda Boekhout

Jennifer Clinard

Lisa Co

Mary Cocke

Craig Coleman

Liz DiDonna

Su Ecenia

Mika Fowler

Dean Gioia

Annabelle Goddard

Linda Hall

Cynthia Hollis

Charlie Hunter

Joe Johnson

Alexa Kleinbard

Joan Matey

Matthew McCarron

Bucky McMahon

Stephanie McMillan

Lee Mullins

Ruth Nickens

Rob Nixon

Sharon Norwood

Abe Partridge

Grant Peeples

Stuart Riordan

Jim Roche

Paul Rutovsky

Sarah Wagoner

Ruth Ward

Brittany Watkins

Ron Yrebedera

Bill Walter

Bob Wadd

Event list and dates: Oct 5th 6-9 pm First Friday: soft opening of exhibit

Oct 11th Thurs, 6-9 pm: Official public reception for the exhibition, with Diane Roberts speaking at 7pm.

Oct 13th Sat, 7-10pm: Poetry for the Resistance,hosted by Bucky McMahon and Christian Perez

Oct 19th Fri, 8 pm: Frank Lindamood, guitarist extraordinaire, The Roots of Resistance. Doors at 7 pm. (suggested donation of $3 to $5)

Oct 20th Saturday, 7pm-10pm : Brittany Watkins hosts Performance as Resistance event (suggested donation of $3 to $5)

Oct 26th Fri Grant Peeples music event, “doors open at 7, trouble starts at 8″… (suggested donation of $3 to $5)