Every 28 Hours One-Minute Play Festival

Phase One Oct 20-24, St. Louis County

A Real Life Superhero

Bree Newsome became an Internet and media sensation when she did what many were longing to do but didn’t dare. She scaled a flagpole outside South Carolina's statehouse and brought the flag down, while police officers waited to arrest her below.

Every 28 Hours One-Minute Play Festival

Coming soon across the nation! Oct 20-24!

What is The Ferguson Moment?

We call on artists across the nation to share their responses to the oppression, violence, and resistance to racially motivated police brutality


Marcia Chatelain, an assistant professor in the Department of History, created the #FergusonSyllabus in response to recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

Friday, March 20, 2015

"Open Season: The Walking Dead" and "TM" by David Butler

Artists Against Police Violence added 2 new photos. "Open Season: The Walking Dead" and "TM" by David Butler

Paintings dedicated to the loss of Trayvon Martin from the show “Forceful Perceptions” at the Kings Art Complex in Columbus, OH, featuring 13 Black artists:

Columbus Dispatch reported on the show: “The works by 13 African-American artists in central Ohio demand that viewers dig deeply and keep their eyes open at how race is internally and individually perceived, and what perceptions people of all races impose on others. Perceptions, you’ll find, are sometimes more institutionalized than their cousin — stereotypes. “This expresses the darkness, the cloud over black bodies,” said David Butler, the King Arts Complex artist in residence and curator of “Forceful Perceptions.” “Art has always been a catalyst for dialogue, period. This art takes a stance.” His 12-foot-long painting Open Season: The Walking Dead leads the show. Although the work began as a tribute to Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager who was shot and killed in 2012 in Florida, the piece continued to grow after other controversial deaths of young black men. The homage to those individuals is presented alongside a painted reproduction of an Instagram photo from a protest over the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Butler emphasized, though, that the show isn’t about Ferguson or black and white issues but about how the black community perceives itself as well.”

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