September 2-30, 2016
“We The People” by Antuco Chicaiza
Opening reception: Friday, September 2, 5:00-9:00 PM
Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with additional hours on Tuesday, September 13, 6:30-9:30 PM and Sunday, September 25, 3:30-6:30 PM, for jazz jams in the Black Box with Vance Thompson & friends. Please note, the Emporium will be closed on Monday, September 5, for the holiday.
“We The People” is a reminder that we, as Americans, can affect change if we unite for the greater good of our country. This show represents the power that we as a people have. The ideals that our country was founded on still hold true today. It is part of our responsibility as Americans to stand up and have our voices heard.
The majority of works in this exhibition are presented in black and white, showing non-descript figures, along with the red, white, and blue, demonstrating the only colors that should be of importance in this country. Regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion, when we look at Americans, we should only see red, white, and blue: the true colors of America. The center piece is about our nation’s future and what we will do if either candidate wins. We must always remember that we are a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.