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Sneak Preview: “To the Polls”, A Philly Mural Exhibition to Excite Voters Opening Wednesday

September 25, 2018

So thrilled to offer y’all a behind-the-scenes look at To the Polls, an exhibition I’ve curated and organized with my amazing partners/funders at Mural Arts Philadelphia. Featuring the work of 10 Philadelphia artists, the exhibition aims to excite the electorate, encouraging civic engagement in order to counter historically low voter turnout for midterm elections!

The 10 artists participating in #ToThePolls are:

Loveis Wise
Wit López
Willis “Nomo” Humphrey
Nilé Livingston
Marisa Velázquez-Rivas
Joe Boruchow
Alloyius Mcilwaine

JOIN US for the Exhibition Opening:
WHEN: Wednesday, September 26th from 5-8pm
WHERE: 448 N. 10th Street in Spring Arts 
No tickets or RSVP necessary, event is FREE!

Here’s a few of the artists’ statements to hopefully get you even more excited to come out on Wednesday night:

“This is a political statement. A call to rouse. A spiritual expression. Not just lines and blocks of colors that were conceptualized, sketched, vectored, printed, and painted. It’s a visual utterance of the persistent battles and achievements the Latino community has experienced since before the Mexican–American War. In this message there is camaraderie, community, and leadership—it is a plea to realize the weight of our voices and fight the good fight. We are here and we belong.” –Marisa Velázquez-Rivas

“We’re coming to a point in our history where a major paradigm shift could occur. During this shift, the momentum could swing towards growth, understanding, and prosperity…or we could fall down the rabbit hole. The midterm elections could change the face of American politics…so it’s incredibly important to let our voices be heard! My piece uses energy and historical benchmarks in American voting to show why voting is so important.” –Alloyius Mcilwaine

“The urgency is clear. Without true mass engagement our democracy will not survive. This election and every other, vote. Vote to protect your children. Vote to sweep away the rubbish. Vote to preserve your mental and physical health.” –Joe Boruchow

Read more about To the Polls here!

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