Planned Parenthood Southeast is proud to join co-collaborators Art Rise Savannah and Niki Johnson to produce The Personal is Political. This juried exhibition will run concurrently with Niki Johnson's work, and submissions are accepted through February 19.
This year, communities of artists across the United States are generating artwork in celebration of women, racial and sexual equality, marriage equality, gender identity, environmental protection, affordable health care and access to safe and legal abortion. In tandem with this cultural movement, Art Rise Savannah is partnering with Planned Parenthood Southeast to organize its first feminist exhibition of 2017.
The Personal is Political examines the relationship between personal experience and the political structures we navigate in our daily lives. It engages art as a vehicle of civic action, featuring works by national artists committed to investigating identity, freedom and resistance through their practice.
The Personal is Political will run concurrently with the exhibiting of internationally acclaimed artist and activist Niki Johnson’s latest artwork, Hills & Valleys. Hills & Valleys is a large scale sculptural piece constructed out of the signage from Planned Parenthood health care centers defunded in Wisconsin under their current Governor Scott Walker and his administration. Johnson will be speaking at the opening and will be addressing issues of civic engagement, empowerment, and the vital role in activism during her time in Savannah.
$5 from each submission fee and 50% of the selling price of artwork will be donated to Planned Parenthood Southeast, serving Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi with reproductive health care, education, and advocacy.
Art Rise Savannah is a 501c3 Non-Profit arts organization in Savannah, Georgia. Art Rise Savannah’s mission is to build the creative economy Savannah deserves by supporting the value of art and providing creative and financial opportunities to local artists. Visit artrisesavannah.org for more information.
Planned Parenthood is the nation's oldest and largest provider of family planning services. Planned Parenthood Southeast serves Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi with reproductive health care, education, and advocacy. Planned Parenthood Southeast believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout our service area, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or residence.
To submit your artwork or learn more, please visit Art Rise Savannah's Juried Exhibitions page.