KVAA & HHRC Present “America’s 14th Amendment” Exhibit

“Involuntary Incubator” by Rebecca Spilecki (left), “The Usual Suspects” by Barbra Whitten (right).

On view: September 22 – December 16, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, September 22, 4-7pm
This exhibition is on view at Michael Klahr Center on campus at the University of Maine at Augusta.

The Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA) in partnership with The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC) present “Equal Protection of the Laws: America’s Fourteenth Amendment”, an art exhibition which contemplates the importance of the 14th Amendment. Maine-based artists responded to a call for art and submissions were juried by a curatorial committee comprised of staff of the KVAA, HHRC, and the Maine Arts Commission. 36 works by 17 artists were selected out of a total of 48 works by 20 artists. The exhibition is on view at the Michael Klahr Center on campus at the University of Maine at Augusta September 22 through December 16, 2016. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, September 22 from 4 to 7pm, with a brief program beginning at 5:30pm. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm daily. Both the exhibition and the opening reception are free and open to the public.

Themes depicted relate to many areas of American society covered by the amendment: including due process, liberty, gender and sexuality, race, legal protections, equality in the workplace, housing, education, law enforcement, rights of the incarcerated, tolerance, and local, state, and federal representation. Click here to read the full text online at Wikipedia.

This exhibition is made possible in part by support from the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council.

The 2016 exhibition season at the Harlow Gallery has been made possible by its season sponsors: Capitol Dental Care, Camden National Bank, the City of Hallowell, Kennebec Savings Bank, Rosemary Presnar, Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, Summit Natural Gas, and by grant funding from Quimby Family Foundation.

Participating artists are listed below alphabetically by town:

Augusta: Anthony Austin
Bangor: Jeanne Curran
Biddeford: Roland Salazar
Brunswick: Mary Becker Weiss
Camden: Claudia Noyes Griffiths
Falmouth: Anne Strout
Gardiner: Allison McKeen
Hallowell: Nancy Bixler
Lincolnville: Petrea Noyes
Manchester: Bruce Armstrong
Solon: Ramona du Houx
Tenants Harbor: Otty Merrill
Town Unknown: Julian Johnson
Waterville: Jen Hickey
West Rockport: Barbra Whitten
Wilton: Rebecca Spilecki
Winslow: Mimi McCutcheon

A sample of the works featured in the exhibition are displayed below.

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