WAKE-UP! The Political Power of Art and Dreams

Like surrealism, the political-art movement opposing totalitarianism in the aftermath of the horrors of World War 1, the power of art and dreaming in these turbulent times holds the possibility of social change.

Art and dreams are conduits to truth, paths to healing and transformation. Art and dreams wake us to reality and response.

That is why I am curating and inviting you to “Wake-Up! The Political Power of Art and Dreams,” a mixed media exhibition at the Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California, October 6-October 28, is set the month before the 2018 Congressional elections to create dialogue and raise consciousness about U.S domestic and foreign policy.

An opening day reception will be held from 2-4 pm on Saturday, October 6.

At the reception; attendees will share/write/sketch their political dreams to inspire positive action.

The exhibition in the pop-up gallery will include works derived from dreams by Northern California artists: “Dream Vessels” by MARSHA CONNELL; “Flag of Death”" and other images of war by CLAUDIA CHAPLINE; works by artist-activist RICHARD KAMLER; ” FrankenBush,”commissioned by PLUM DREAMS MEDIA; “They Never Stood a Chance,” an installation of remembrance and survival by JENNIFER LUGRIS; and “Dream Veritas! From Tragedy to Transformation,” a multimedia presentation of dream profiles by journalist and exhibition curator JOYCE LYNN, and more. Several graphic pieces will capture dreams about Donald Trump.

WAKE-UP! is an activity of the 50 State Initiative of ForFreedoms.org, a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the U.S.

A percentage of sales from the exhibition will be donated to Bay Area peace candidates.

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