What is the Faces of Freedom Exhibit?
We believe in the unique ability that artists have to see people deeply, and create dignity, hope and beauty amidst the brokenness of our world. In response to the issue of modern-day slavery, the Faces of Freedom Exhibit will be a place to journey with survivors through their stories of oppression, injustice, and violence, to rescue, restoration, and freedom. It will give viewers a chance to reflect on our own stories of injustice, and inspire action to re-purpose our freedom for the sake of others.
Artists Interested in Contributing a Freedom Portrait
Help us tell stories of rescue and restoration by donating your time, talent, and perspective. Your unique abilities to portray the faces of freedom can bring dignity, greater awareness and inspire action to the thousands of visitors who will view your work.
All portraits are to be hopeful and dignified, devoid of darkness or despair. We will gladly provide stories to inspire your creation. Certain subjects are identified as “Dignity Portraits,” where the identity of the subjects will be protected through the use of pseudonyms, covering the eyes in a creative fashion, and omitting the subject’s location (country, region, village.)
Our exhibit is expanding to add diversity in style, medium, and movement. We are beginning to add landscape, abstract, and contemporary art forms. We are looking for artists who can illuminate the work of justice, moving an audience to action. All artists are welcome to collaborate with us and our mission to reveal the beauty of freedom.
Ready to use your creative talent to fight injustice? Contact Bob Swenson at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate or with your questions. Or apply here:
Jean Turner Smith
Kristen Van Mourick
L. Anne Mainieri
Linda Leonard Hughes
Linda Manus Smith
Lynne Marie Davis
Mary Jane Miller
Mary (Rusty) Parenteau
Philip William Ramsey
Polly Alice McCann