The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot; Artists Respond,” a visual art exhibition in response to the August 9, 2014 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Jr. in Ferguson, MO and the aftermath. This exhibition is organized by the Alliance of Black Art Galleries and artworks in this city and county-wide exhibition will be on display at eighteen different venues. Some issues artists were called to respond to were civil rights, oppression, justice issues, racial disparities and community empowerment.
Join us at the RAC opening reception on Saturday, October 18th from 4:00 – 6:00pm.
EXHIBIT NAME: Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Artists Respond
ARTISTS: Sami Bentil, Dion Dion, Gundia Lock-Clay,
John C. Sutton III, De’Joneiro Jones, Joy Lalita Wade
CURATOR: Freida L. Wheaton,Alliance of Black Art Galleries
DATES: Opening Reception: Saturday, October 18, 4 to 6 pm
Hands Up, Don’t Shoot continues through December 20.
GALLERY HOURS: Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm;
Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 5pm.
All events are free and open to the public.
LOCATION: The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC)
6128 Delmar Blvd. 63112 (across from The Pageant)
Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking
About the Regional Arts Commission www.racstl.org
The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) is at the forefront of efforts to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving community by elevating the vitality, value and visibility of the arts. As the largest annual funder of the arts in the region, since its inception in 1985, RAC has awarded more than 6,300 grants totaling over $84 million to support nonprofit arts, individual artists, cultural organizations, consortiums and programs. Directed by a board of 15 commissioners appointed by the chief executives of St. Louis City and County, RAC is a pivotal force in the continuing development and marketing of the arts in the region. www.racstl.org. Follow us on FACEBOOK at Regional Arts Commission or TWITTER at RACStLouis.
About the Alliance of Black Art Galleries
The Alliance of Black Art Galleries (the Alliance) was founded August 20, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The organizers expressed a shared focus of exhibiting culturally relevant art and supporting artists whose career aspirations would benefit from broader exposure in galleries.