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Darice Polo featured in Ohio Artists for Freedoms

Freedom of Speech by Darice Polo, 2016
Darice Polo, Associate Professor in Drawing, will be featured in a curated group exhibition, Ohio Artists for Freedoms at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.  Curated by Emily Hanako Momohara, this exhibition is part of the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative—a non-partisan, nationwide campaign to use art as a means of inspiring broad civic participation. The exhibition will be on view from August 31 through September 21, 2018 with an opening reception on August 31 from 5-8 p.m. Polo will participate in an artist panel on September 6 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

“Through prints and film, Darice Polo gives voice to the history of Puerto Rico’s annexation and its impact on the arts,” said Momohara. 

Artists included in the exhibition are Ryan Dewey, Melvin Grier, Scott Hagen, Terence Hammonds, Annisa Lewis, Mary Clare Reitz, Darice Polo, Jenny Ustick, and Wave Pool Contemporary Art Fulfillment Center. All the artists in this exhibition are based in Ohio. 

The 50 State Initiative aims to build a network of artists, arts institutions and civic leaders, and to map and connect the cultural and artistic infrastructure in the United States. In the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative in Fall 2018, concurrent decentralized art exhibitions and public events across the country will encourage broad participation in civic discourse and, through lifting up a multiplicity of voices, will spark a national dialogue about art, education, advertising and politics.

Image: Darice Polo, Freedom of Speech, 2016, serigraphy, 22” x 16”

Header: Logo from the For Freedoms Toolkit (pdf)