Exhibition Dates: April 7th-May 5th, 2018
Reception: April 7th
Artist Talk: April 30th, 2018 : 7PM
Location: Hera Gallery, 10 High St, Wakefield, Rhode Island


“Intolerance is itself, a form of violence…and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit” -Mahatma Gandhi

Curated by: Ian Alden Russell Ph.D., Curator of David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University

We are living in a time of heightened intolerance, anger and hardened frontiers. How can creative discourse open up a diverse, respectful dialogue? Can art melt the hardened confines of convictions, broaden the perimeters of comfort and bigotry, free us of our self-imposed boxed-in existences, and allow us to see beyond our own, familiar perspectives?

This exhibition gives a forum to creative voices of tolerance that search to reach beyond limitations and to speak to all of humanity in a world of radical and profound divisiveness. Artists from different backgrounds and perspectives will share their work about tolerance and inclusiveness. This diverse show will include video work, photography, painting, laser cut paper, drawings, and an interactive installation.

Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar, Michael Amato, Uli Brahmst, William Clark, Laura Franz and Stacy Latt Savage, Kim Garland, Haley R. Hatfield, Mary N. Hurwitz, Victor Witkowski, Tiffany Lawson, Janet Braun Reinitz and Sarah Maple, Heath Schultz, Sarah Sipling, Ingrid Wells, Anne Wert