Saturday, May 21, 2022
By Any Other Name: Protest Poster Art
Featuring artwork by Melody Croft, Lisa Freeman, Kristan Ryan, Diane Speight, and Elaine Stephenson
ATHICA is pleased to announce a pop-up exhibition of protest poster art to be on display at the Morton Theatre on Saturday, May 21, 2022 in conjunction with the 2022 “Tell the Whole Story” Community Event sponsored by the History of Slaver at the University of Georgia. With the support of the anonymous Concerned Citizen of Athens, five artists have been commissioned by ATHICA to create unique artworks to protest the the University System of Georgia’s decision not to change the names of buildings that enshrine historical figures known to be enslavers, segregationists, and white supremacists.
The posters highlight individuals and buildings on the UGA campus that were recommended for changes that the University System declined to pursue, persisting instead in forcing students and citizens to live, learn, and visit within buildings honoring known enslavers, segregationists, and white supremacists.
Exhibition press release with images and artist information: https://mailchi.mp/109cfaf25415/protestart