“Justice &Hope”

Curator: Joanna Henry, BFA @jhenrystudio
Juror: Bryan Wilson, MFA @bryanwilsonmfa

Artists are asked to consider:

1. “Engagement with beauty leads to a love of conviction, which in its turn leads to a love of the search for truth; and truth is a necessary condition for justice.”
..... Elaine Scarry, PhD, Harvard Professor. "On Beauty and Being Just"

2.  "I don’t think you have the option to believe that this is beyond our capacity. It is within our capacity, but it depends on our willingness to do the hard things, to stay hopeful, to challenge these structures and systems, to be vocal and to end this era of silence that has given rise to so many of these issues."

...... Brian Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative

3. “You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important.”

...... “An interview with James Baldwin” (1961)