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Wednesday, May 1 from 6-9pm at the Skid Row Museum:

The VISIONS OF FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE exhibit hosts a PANEL DISCUSSION a the museum, featuring several artists from Studio 526 Arts Center, moderated by Danny Park, from Skid Row Coffee and The People’s Market.

Visions of Freedom and Independence is a Studio 526 group art exhibit featuring the works of over 50 Skid Row neighborhood artists from Studio 526 Arts Center, working in a variety of media from painting to sculpture and multimedia art. Many of the works have been created specifically for this exhibition. Arts are “vital to the improvement of the human condition,” says artist James Michael Newton. “Society cannot exist without art,” adds another studio artist Mariana Valles. This exhibit is both an overview of current studio work, and an opportunity to explore visions of freedom and independence under community control. In addition to artwork on the walls, the exhibit will include workshops, collaborations with sister community groups, an open mic, and musical performances throughout its time at the museum.