Kate Wool Art for Change Events - in partnership with For Freedoms
Over 100 Alaskans showed up across the state for art for change. They posed with targets on their chests in a bold statement to communicate that we want and need gun safety legislation. Their portraits are displayed on these three 16 feet x 7.5 feet banners, I am NOT a Target. The banners are available on loan to any community that would like to communicate that we need gun safety legislation. The banners will also be made into 3 ft. x 4 ft. posters and send to all three of Alaska’s Washington, DC delegates. Thank you to all of the brave participants and activists who helped make this project happen.
For Freedoms is a platform for greater participation in the arts and in civil society. We produce exhibitions, installations, public programs, and billboard campaigns to advocate for inclusive civic participation. Inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear— For Freedoms Federation uses art to encourage and deepen public explorations of freedom in the 21st century. Founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms Federation encourages new forms of critical discourse. Our mission is to use art as a vehicle to build greater participation in American Democracy.
For Freedoms believes citizenship is defined by participation, not by ideology. For Freedoms believes art can be a vehicle that broadens participation and deepens public discussions of civic issues and core values. For Freedoms is a hub for other artists and arts institutions who want to be more engaged in public life.