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Two Pieces in “Truth to Power 4”

I am exhibiting two pieces in the Truth To Power 4 show this month, running from July 13th to August 7th. #TruthtoPower is a juried show “communicating messages of social justice through visual art.” This year marks the fourth installation of the exhibit. The Facebook event is here.

My pieces Flowers From The VA and Thank You For Your Service will be shown in the exhibit. Neat fact: my mom helped me make the flowers piece! She asked to be considered my studio assistant on the project rather than have her name on the piece. She too is a veteran spouse.

Update 7/14: Wesley Hogan, the curator of the Truth to Power 4 show, mentioned me in her juror statement:

“These artists make space for us to imagine the freedom to breathe clean air, as one can see in “Global Grift.” Or freedom to defy reactionary legislation in the work of Ariyah April….In the work of Andresha McPhaul and Sarah Dale, we are asked to look at whether our education and military institutions foster or impinge on the very freedoms they aim to promote.”

Beth Mann wrote a piece for Arts Now NC about my work and contributions to the show. Many thanks, Beth!

There will be a reception and open mic night on Friday, July 15th, from 6-9 pm at the Pleiades Gallery at Five Points Plaza. All are welcome to speak, sing, and drum their #truthtopower.

“Visual art has been utilized as a vehicle for social and political commentary throughout history, and continues to communicate a wide array of ideals, opinions and criticisms from a spectrum of voices.

Artwork selected for the exhibit reflects on personal, local, national and global experiences that fill the nightly news: PTSD from war and sexual abuse; racial and LGBTQ identity and discrimination; the massacre in Orlando; HB2; NC Governor McCrory; institutionalization and incarceration.”

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