Art. Activism. A nation in crisis.
MOCA DC Gallery,
Opening Reception: October 2 : 6 -9 pm
Third Friday Reception: October 16 : 6-8pm
Halloween Broken Health Care Costume Party: October 31
On Oct. 2,
Nationally renowned artists include Micheline Klagsbrun, whose art and collaboration with photographer Alberto Pieczanski (above) inspired billboards currently in use by Heath Care for America's Education Fund in many major US cities, as well as Nora Ligorano/Marshall Reese, longtime arts activists based in NYC. (To see some media response to the billboard, check here. To see Ligorano/Reese's Bottom Line images click here.)
Also participating: noted artists Matt Wuerker and
Matt Wuerker has worked as a cartoonist for over 25 years, currently as in-house illustrator for newspaper/website Politico. His deft visual storytelling brings humor and razor-sharp accuracy to often muddled, opaque political and social debates. His recent animated cartoon for health care reform, OPERATION, can be viewed here.Holliday recently achieved media prominence with her hand-painted mural chronicling her husband's failing battle with kidney cancer, compounded by the uphill struggle against a medical insurance bureaucracy where helping the dying patient seemed to be the lowest priority. To read Regina's story in her own words, click here.
The opening reception will feature live music, wine, and real-time art creation as patrons are encouraged to draw or write their stories digitally, to be uploaded directly to the gallery's website. For those passionate about art and activism but unable to attend, MOCA will also feature a live streaming feed throughout the evening, available at http://www.mocadc.org and mocadc.blogspot.com. MOCA is proud to partner with CrossCurrents Foundation, a DC-based philanthropic organization emphasizing social and economic justice, in this important exhibition.
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