Yellow House continues to foster its mission to connect art and action in its upcoming exhibit SUFFRAGE. The exhibit will spark civic engagement as it builds an understanding of the importance of an informed vote on the issues that will drive us to the midterm polls. It is a moment to transform suffering and rage into progress through the power of an engaged electorate.
SUFFRAGE will fill the galleries at Yellow House with compelling, provocative, and socially impactful design and illustration by world-renowned political cartoonist Ed Hall, dozens of female and gender non-conforming designers from Jacksonville, and a selection from the national traveling exhibition “Power to the Polls” sponsored by Amplifier and the National Women’s March. Works will apply words and images to the complex collection of issues that will inform our votes on November 6th. The exhibition spotlights racial equity, voting rights restoration, universal healthcare, women’s rights, gun control, LGBTQ rights, economic parity, public education, disability rights, food politics, immigration, and a special focus on climate change and the rising waters in our own community.
SUFFRAGE will have its opening reception 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, October 9, one month prior to the November 6th midterm elections. The exhibition will be on view through November 10th. Yellow House is open every Wednesday from 11am – 7pm and Saturdays from 11am – 2pm. There will also be two free gallery talks. On October 15th from 6 – 8pm Lisa Rinaman of the St. Johns Riverkeeper and climate change artists will lead a discussion about the latest environmental issues driving this election cycle. Cartoonist Ed Hall and Designer Karen Kurycki will share their work and the intersections of design and social activism on October 29 6 – 8pm.
The exhibition is co-curated by Hope McMath and Karen Kurycki, in collaboration with Amplifier and the St. Johns Riverkeeper.
Artists from the Northeast Florida region include:
Jen Arevalo | Tiffany Biziewski | Bianca Borghi | Katya Cajas | Danielle Clark | Rachel Cezares| Cassie Deogracia | Jamie Galley | Katy Garrison | Tess Guidi| Kristen Harlin | Caryl Butterley | Rain Hendo | Erin Kendrick | Karen Kurycki | Aysha Miskin + Hurley Winkler | Aerien Mull + Agnes Lopez | Beth Nabi | Brittany Norris | Melissa Pierce | Jasmine Platt | Kiara Sanchez | Ash Shepard | Alex Songcuan | Emily Spitler | Lauren Trump | Tina Veitch | Maria Watson | Caroline Zwicker…AND our one male artist, the brilliant political cartoonist Ed Hall
Artists from Amplifier’s “Power to the Polls” exhibit will include those highlighted on their website at https://amplifier.org/campaigns/power-to-the-polls/.
ABOUT YELLOW HOUSE
Yellow House is a place where art + action creates change. The space serves as a catalyst for personal and collective growth by displaying thought-provoking exhibitions, hosting public events, and promoting community dialogue. Yellow House will explore topics as varied as racial and gender equity, universal human rights, environmental sustainability, and the untold stories of people and neighborhoods that have shaped our history. Yellow House is more than a physical space; it is a hub for educational outreach and collaborations among artists, writers, organizations, and communities.
Amplifier is a design lab that builds art to amplify the voices of grassroots movements. Amplifier works with social change partners, in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds, to build symbols, language, and distribution strategies that can change the national narrative. They draw from a deep portfolio of artists to commission new art, then take the work and distribute it in unparalleled numbers, reaching new audiences and driving real change.
ABOUT ST. JOHNS RIVERKEEPER
The St. Johns RIVERKEEPER mission is to be an independent voice that defends, advocates, and activates others to protect and restore the St. Johns River.