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The City of Santa Fe Community Gallery will feature our annual exhibit featuring a selection of children’s work produced by public elementary school students in Santa Fe.  Inspiration for the student art will be inspired from art exhibits in local museums and galleries.

 This exhibit programming is developed in partnership with the Partners in Education Foundation and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design to promote the programming of ArtWorks in the Santa Fe Public Schools.  The exhibit will open on Friday, January 29th and continue through Thursday, February 25th, 2016.  There will be an artists’ reception on Friday, January 29th from 5:30 to 7 PM in the Community Gallery.  The opening reception will include hands-on arts activities for all ages and refreshments.  The opening reception is free and open to the public.  Children are welcome at this family-friendly event. 

 BANNED!  Artists' Respond to Censorship and Written Word

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame."

- Oscar Wilde

 Both controversial and provocative, the list of books banned in America includes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Catch 22, The Catcher in the Rye, Fahrenheit 451, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Gone With the Wind, The Grapes of Wrath, In Cold Blood, Invisible Man, The Jungle, Leaves of Grass, Native Son, The Scarlet Letter, The Red Badge of Courage, A Streetcar Named Desire, To Kill a Mockingbird, Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Where The Wild Things Are, among many others.  Originating with the rise of the middle class in the 19th century and the establishment of more conservative evangelical values nationwide, the notion of obscenity banned any literature that not only contained sexuality, but issues of race, class disparity and governmental regulation or control.  We challenge New Mexico artists to consider banned books, their subject matter, and the role of these books in their own lives.  Participating artists will select and explore a single book for the exhibit.

 Banned will run from Friday, March 11, 2016 – Thursday, May 19, 2016. 

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