The Art of Protest

Join Engine for the opening of The Art of Protest Friday August 21st from 5:30-7:30pm during the August Biddeford ArtWalk. The exhibition will run through Saturday September 12th. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday 1pm-6pm and Saturdays 11am-2pm. Maximum of 6 people allowed in the gallery at a time and masks required. Artists featured include Rowan Elliot, Ashley Page, Jordan Carey, Madison Poitrast-Upton, Alex Cuadros, Alejandra Cuadro, Robin Carlson, Abigail Gray Swartz, and Kiana Thayer.

The Art of Protest was curated by Lin Snow, a recent illustration graduate of Maine College of Art (MECA). Snow has been busy with commissioned work; designing logos and illustrations for clients like MECA’s BFA Thesis Curatorial Team and local exhibitions. Snow’s goal of The Art of Protest is to capture themes of today, such as: protest, politics, awareness, and change that are communicated through art. The Art of Protest makes room for not only conversation, but listening as well. What role does an artist have when protesting through their art? What role does art have in serving as a tool for protest? How can art sway views of important matters? How is art different from other forms of communication?

Engine is funded in part by the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Artwork by Rowan Elliot.

For more information, contact Tammy Ackerman, or 207-494-7125.

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Engine is currently located in the historic Pepperell Trust building at 163 Main Street, most recently a Bangor Savings bank. The building houses an events space, a small gallery, a co-make space, and studios.

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