Ubuntu in the Works Spring Calendar
Living Ubuntu: The Youth Speak Exhibit
Main Exhibit: April 13-21, 2015, Towne Art Gallery, Wheelock College
Opening Reception: April 14, 2015, 5 - 8 p.m. Free and open to the public
Exhibit Hours: Monday, April 13 - Thursday, April 15, open 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, April 18 - Sunday, April 19, open 2 - 6 p.m.; Monday, April 20, closed; Tuesday, April 21, open noon - 4 p.m.
Living Ubuntu: The Youth Speak is the 9th annual exhibit of Ubuntu Arts, which is an ongoing initiative of the Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy Program at Wheelock College. Through the process of creation and exhibition of individual and collaborative youth art, we aspire to be "part of the solution."
The yearly exhibits are curated from youth artwork that is submitted in response to a call for youth art and from submissions by each of our collaborating youth programs through the Ubuntu Arts Youth Project.
Each year we use the theme of the exhibit to ask our senior capstone students and groups of community-based youth to imagine solutions and to consider the concept of Ubuntu as they develop competencies and express their voices through a variety of artistic media.
The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public and the opening event includes light refreshments and youth performances.
Violence Transformed 2015
From Risk to Resilience: Harnessing the Transformative Power of Art
Main Exhibit: April 22 - May 6 2015, Doric Hall, Massachusetts State House
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 23, 2015, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Violence Transformed is an annual Spring series of visual and performing arts events that celebrate the power of art, artists, and art-making to confront, challenge, and mediate violence and to provide impetus for community and societal transformation. The main exhibit is held at the Massachusetts State House with multiple venues holding exhibits and events in surrounding neighborhoods of Greater Boston (including Wheelock College's youth-focused Ubuntu Arts exhibit).
Violence Transformed draws upon the creative energies of artists throughout New England. Please see Violence Transformed for a calendar of events, additional exhibit venues, and a full description of this inspirational project.