On View:
October 10, 2017 – January 27, 2018


ArtsWestchester Gallery

31 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY

Gallery Hours:
Tue – Fri, 12-5pm | Sat 12-6pm

ArtsWestchester’s “Give Us The Vote,” a contemporary art exhibition in downtown White Plains, examines the state of voting rights in America today.

The exhibition is inspired by the 100th anniversary of the suffragist movement in NY State, one of the most powerful grassroots political movements of the 20th century. Women and men from all walks of life rallied together to win women an equal say in the democratic process and full recognition as citizens. The battle for the ballot raged through the Civil Rights Movement leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, ensuring that the right to vote would not be denied on account of race or color.

Still today, not every citizen has equal access to the polls. Each election cycle reveals remaining disenfranchised populations and raises controversy about who should, can and does vote. In addition to recognizing the achievements of the suffragists, artworks will address the many enduring barriers to the ballot including gerrymandering, stringent voter registration requirements, voter registration roll purges, and revisions to the Voting Rights Act.

Exhibiting Artists

Natalie Baxter
Nicole Bricker
Robert Brush
Zoe Buckman
Tom Fruin
Laurel Garcia Colvin
Johanna Goodman
Gregg Guest
Carla Rae Johnson
Yashua Klos
Steve Lambert
Ann Lewis
Miguel Luciano
Rebecca Mushtare
Michele Pred
Lise Prown & Curt Belshe
Philippe Safire
Jeffrey Schrier
Richard Tomasello

Natalie Baxter
Nicole Bricker
Robert Brush
Zoe Buckman
Tom Fruin

Laurel Garcia Colvin
Johanna Goodman
Gregg Guest
Carla Rae Johnson
Yashua Klos
Steve Lambert
Ann Lewis

Miguel Luciano
Rebecca Mushtare
Michele Pred
Lise Prown & Curt Belshe
Philippe Safire
Jeffrey Schrier
Richard Tomasello

Exhibition Programs and Events

Shop and Sip

6:00-8:30pm

December 20 | January 17

FREE

Please join us in our gallery for Shop and Sip, a pop-up shopping experience that is a part of ArtsWestchester’s Get Over the Hump Wednesday Series. Every third Wednesday through January 17 artists and designers will have their handmade items on display and for sale in our gallery from 6-8:30pm. Visitors will be able to enjoy a glass of wine while indulging in this special opportunity to shop!

For more information, contact Kim McKoy.

Teen Tuesdays

4-5:30pm

October 24 | November 14 | December 12

FREE

Sessions for students ages 12-16 and will include:

  • Tour of “Give Us the Vote” Exhibition
  • Art Activity
  • Quiet homework time

Enrollment is limited. To learn more click on dates above or call 914.428.4220.

Create, Converse and Rock the Vote!

2-4pm

Saturday, November 11, 2017

FREE

Join artist Pedro Nel Ospina to create your our mini voting booth or ballot box like the artists in Give Us the Vote and share what the right to vote means to you.
All day voter registration with Rock the Vote!

RSVP preferred, but not required.
Click here to reserve your spot, or call 914.428.4220.

Use Your Words and Rock the Vote!
A Freestyle Poetry Workshop with Toni Blackman:

5pm

Thursday, January 18, 2018

FREE

Teens and adults will express themselves with spoken word poet Toni Blackman during this afternoon of freestyle poetry writing and performance.
All day voter registration with Rock the Vote!

RSVP preferred, but not required.
Click here to reserve your spot, or call 914.428.4220.

#giveusthevote