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"Art of Democracy" Curated by Marshall Arisman (DATE MOVED TO NOV. 6TH)

Exhibition Dates: 
11.06.12 - 11.30.12

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE OPENING RECEPTION HAS BEEN MOVED
Due to the loss of power in lower Manhattan, The Art of Democracy's opening reception will be moved to Election night; Tuesday, November 6th. 8-11pm.

Art of Democracy 2012 is the continuation of a series of art exhibits founded by the New York Society of Etchers in 2005 to showcase artworks with political and social messages during the peak of national election cycles. The first show of the series presented in the Fall of 2006, The Art of Persuasion, quickly morphed into a traveling exhibition which ended it’s national tour in Chicago in November 2008. There , it was joined across the United States by some 60 other inter-related exhibitions under the umbrella Art of Democracy Coalition of Exhibitions. The Art of Democracy 2012 is an historic installment of the ongoing series of shows. This important national survey of politically charged artworks curated by Marshall Arisman will be remembered as one of the most significant such efforts organized during the final days leading up to the 2008 presidential election.

Artists showing original artworks in the exhibition include:
Jennifer Ale
Anneli Arms
Dan Alvarado
Miguel A. Aragon
Kit Boyce
Carla Bauer
Joseph Bohorfous
Alexander Buzzalini
Kristine T. Bouyoucos
Eve Provost Chartrand
Janet Culbertson
Monika de Vries Gohlke
Corsette Dudley
Barbara Duval
Jensine Eckwell
Kirsten Flaherty
Charlotte T. Fraser
Elana Goren
Jeff Gipe
Ana Golici
Eric Goldberg,
Ruthann Godollei
Sarah Hauser
Art Hazelwood
Susan Talbot Hoffman
Rosalee O. Isaly
Leslie Kerby
Ryan Kowalchik
Denise Kasof
Anthony Kirk
Knopf Aram Kim
Philip Laber
Elizabeth Langer
Anne Lafond
Adam Larsen
Christopher Lisio
Brian Lynch
Barbara McPhail
Kevin McCloskey
Diane Miller
Ruth Moscovitch
Jessica Munguia
Paul O’hara
Margaret Adams Parker
Alan Petrulis
Nancy Powhida
Tony Parillo
Gail Panske
Joseph Ramos
Cecilia Rossey
Amelia Spinney
William Salzillo
Masha Schweitzer
Regina Silvers
Micah Snyder
Gordon Sherman
Sue Smith
John Semple
Christine Staehelin
Stephanie Standish
Elisabeth Stevens
Donnie Toomer
Dinko Tasovac
Melissa Vandenberg
Angela Valeria
Patrick Vincent
Steven Walker
Caroline Waloski
Barbara Wilson D’Andrea
Stephen A. Fredericks
Andy Hoogenboom
Ellen Coleman Izzo
Joan O'Connor
Joe Russo
In addition a number of original activist posters collected from artists around the country will also be hung.