BIPOC Statement

Art does not Descriminate

For centuries people of all races, ages, and social statuses have created art – as a form of expression, as a form of memory, as a form of protest, as a form of political statement. Art is by its nature, free and independent. Museum curators in World War II called art “The visible evidence of the activity of free minds.”

As a result, art can be, and often has been an essential element of societal change. Art illuminates and inspires. It provides perspective and context. As our country and the world continue to struggle with systemic issues of racism, violence, and disparities in justice, art can provide an avenue of understanding and compassion.

In the spirit of the maxim, “Art is life,” we encourage our members to explore the work being produced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in our region in the sincere hope of reaching a better understanding of, and appreciation for, their experiences and perspectives and lives. Black Lives Matter.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”~ Dr. Martin Luther King

To learn more, visit thebipocproject.org