The Art of Democracy
The New York Society of Etchers
Loyola University Museum of Art
Chicago, IL
September 6 - November 9, 2008


Art of Democracy in Chicago

Art of Democracy in Chicago


The Art of Democracy exhibition, timed to coincide with the 2008 Presidential election, displays works by 60 printmakers whose art is concerned with democracy, social activism and political change. The artists continue the tradition of using poster and print media as a vehicle for social advocacy and propaganda. The exhibition is organized by the New York Society of Etchers and includes 25 Chicago-based artists.

This exhibition is sponsored by The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund and Marketing Out-of-the-Box, Inc.

LUMA is located in historic Lewis Towers on Chicago's fabulous Magnificent Mile in the heart of Chicago's cultural and shopping district.

Loyola University Museum of Art
820 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

New York artists participating in the show include Linda Adato, Marshall Arisman, Kristine Bouyoucos, Ellen E. Carranza, Ann Chernow, Ellen Coleman, Zev Deans, David Fox, Stephen Fredericks, Danny Hauben, Martha Hayden, Art Hazelwood, Andy Hoogenboom, Rosalee Isaly, Denise Kasof, Matthias Kern, Frances Jetter, Jessica Lenard, Sue Huggins Leopard, William Maxwell, Josh McPhee, Diane Miller, Louis Netter, Joan O’Connor, Rick Pantell, Joseph Ramos, Victoria Salzman, Sarah Sears, Bruce Waldman, and Barbara Wilson.

Chicago area artists participating in the exhibition included Anne Benjamin, Michael Barnes, Julian Cox, Christopher Dickey, Ann Finney, Michael Goro, David Jones, Deborah Maris Lader, Kevin Larmee, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Bonnie Peterson, Marilyn Propp, Brandy Pudzis, Bruce Thayer, Ian Simmons, Shawn Stucky, Jessica Wagner, and Kurt Brian Webb, among others.

Special Event: Saturday, October 18, 1pm.
Chicago Printmakers Discuss: The Personal Art of Dissent
Free with museum admission

David Jones, Drew Luan Mattot, Jessica Wagner and Kurt Brian Webb — Chicago artists featured in The Art of Democracy — will discuss their work as a vehicle for political dissent in the coming presidential election

This discussion takes place at:
820 N. Michigan Ave.
William G. and Marilyn M. Simpson Lecture Hall,
Water Tower Campus.
Please arrive early so that you may confirm location on the day of the event.

Suggested links:



http://www.cantv.org/VIDEO-Art-of-Democracy.htm (Video)


For more information from the New York Society of Etchers, write: info@nysetchers.org.

Art of Democracy in Chicago

Art of Democracy exhibit in Chicago

Art of Democracy in Chicago