Freedom to Create: Equity for Freedom (A For Freedoms Event)
December 7, 2018 @ 1 PM
The Gallery @ The Betsy Hotel
Hosted by Dr. Leslie King Hammond, Author, Art Historian & Senior Visual Arts Advisor for The Betsy Hotel.
With special guests -
Emma Nuzzo, Programs Manager, For Freedoms
Justin Brice Guariglia, Participating For Freedoms Artist, & Artist in Residence @ The Betsy Hotel
Other special guests, including participating For Freedoms artists, to be announced.
In 2018, For Freedoms launched the 50 State Initiative: the largest creative collaboration in U.S. history. The Betsy is proud to be exhibiting the entire collection of more than 150 For Freedoms Billboard images during Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 through outdoor projections onto The Betsy Orb – and to be hosting this Town Hall/Salon to focus on the import and meaning of the project.
Eric Gottesman and Hank Willis Thomas started For Freedoms in 2016 as a non-partisan platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States. Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s 1943 paintings of the four universal freedoms that Franklin Delano Roosevelt articulated in 1941—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—For Freedoms seeks to use art to deepen public discussions of civic issues and core values, and to clarify that participation, not ideology, is the bedrock of citizenship in American society.
This event is free and open to the public, but your RSVP is requested.