by and for:  Democracy and Art at Avenue 50 Studio

by and for: Democracy and Art at Avenue 50 Studio

"Todos Somos Flor" by Felicia Montes


The Avenue 50 Studio is proud to present by and for:  Democracy and Art, a visual conversation of the role of art in a democracy.  Thirty works have been selected by curator, activist and art historian Carol A. Wells, who also serves as the founder and executive director of the Center for Study of Political Graphics.

Report by Pauline Adamek

In their work and artistic expression, the chosen artists address the shifting meanings of freedom and equality, censorship and civil liberties.  Using art as a vehicle for the discussion of political issues has a rich history which, at times, has been shrouded in censorship.

Join them as twenty-three artists converse on questions of democracy.

Featuring artworks by:

Mariona Barkus, Ulla Barr, Yvonne Beatty, Christine Behnen, Tristan Blodgett, Christina Carroll, Audrey Chan, Bayesteh Ghaffary, Michael Graham, Leslie Gray, Karen Gutfreund, Sinan Leong Revell, Larry Lytle, Barbara Margolies, Silva Matossian, Felicia Montes, O O, Sheila Pinkel, Chris Ramos, Jeffrey Robison, Catherine Ruane, Amy Spain and France White.

The Southern California Women”™s Caucus for Art (SCWCA) is one of twenty-seven chapters of the Women”™s Caucus for Art, the leading national organization for women actively engaged in the visual arts, professions and an affiliated society of the College Art Association.

Los Desparecidos - Homeland Securtiy Blanket by Sinan Leong Revell


by and for:  Democracy and Art

Avenue 50 Studio

131 N. Avenue 50,

Highland Park CA 90042


Opening Night Reception:

Saturday, June 11, 2011

from 7-10 pm

Beverages provided by Hansen”™s Soda and Jarritos


Public Conversation:  Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 2-4 pm

Closing Reception:  Sunday, July 3, 2011 from 2-4 pm

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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