Charter Oak Cultural Center is proud to present an exhibition displaying the works of photographer Arienne Davey, “The Art of Protest.”
Join the artist for a complimentary wine and cheese reception from 6-8pm on September 28!
About the Artist: Arienne Davey has been creating photographs for a little over 25 years. She has shot from below sea level, snorkeling with sea lions in the Galapagos, to the ruins of Machu Picchu at almost 8,000 feet. On the spur of the moment in 2009, she decided to go to the Obama Inauguration. It was so amazing that eight years later she went to the Trump Inauguration to compare experiences. Holding a camera gave Arienne a sense of empowerment that she didn’t otherwise possess, allowing her to move through the thick crowds with ease. The protestors suddenly became much more interesting to follow than the supporters. She spent hours photographing the various groups of protestors outside of the gates to the Inauguration area and then attended the Women’s March the next day as well as a “Not My President’s Day” protest in New York City in February. She believes that documenting these protests will be an important reminder for future generations that “the people united will never be defeated” (César Chávez).
The Art of Protest Runs September 21–October 20, 2017
Artists Reception: Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 00106
Tel: 860-310 2580 | JamesD@charteroakcenter.org