Artists of Pennsylvania respond to the 2016 election
June 10 - July 29, 2017
Reception: Saturday, June 10, 6-8pm
Pennsylvania is considered a swing state though it had not voted for a republican in a presidential election for 28 years, until now. For artists living in Pennsylvania, that means a shift in perception as to the political and philosophical identity of our state. With reports that our nation is currently more polarized than any time since the civil war, we are becoming aware that the divide touches on all aspects of our lives, not only how we govern, but how we view our citizens and neighbors. Artists have always used turmoil and emotion as inspiration and fuel for creation. Turning Red seeks to give an impartial and nonpartisan platform to the voices of Pennsylvania artists who are investigating and commenting on the news of the day, varying opinions, and strong emotions surrounding the 2016 election.
Summer Solo Exhibition
Exhibition dates: August 12 – September 9, 2017
Sweetwater will once again be offering our gallery space to a regional artist for the opportunity to present their own solo exhibition. The chosen artist will be announced June 15th.