Art&Life and the Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) will infuse social justice into art with a tour, art show and performance this Saturday.
“We've got people making paintings, people quilting, amazing sculptures, poetry, spoken word, soap making, jewelry making, drawing — you name it, there’s somebody doing it at this show,” said Connie Longmate, an advocate and artist from the Community Empowerment Fund.
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the Social Justice Tour taking place in the Ackland Museum and the Art Show in the Campus Y. It will encompass a variety of stigmatized issues and showcase artists who have faced these hardships.
“The Campus Y and campus in general is a place that a lot of these people historically have been excluded from, so you see this as a really great community building event and a chance to share what these people who have been overlooked have to offer,” Longmate said.
The UNC Campus is currently decorated with art pieces in commemoration of Arts Everywhere, and the upcoming art show will be an opportunity to reinforce the involvement of the arts in everyday life.