Art for Change

By Jorge Rivas Jan 26, 2009

Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s “Is he Black Enough” entry for the Manifest Hope show. The MANIFESTHOPE: DC art show offered artists and activists from across the U.S. the opportunity to submit artwork in an online contest and if selected, have opportunity to display their work the week of the inauguration in DC. These works, based on three themes- HEALTH CARE REFORM, WORKERS’ RIGHTS, and THE GREEN ECONOMY – were then evaluated by a panel of renowned judges, including Anne Ellegood (Curator of Contemporary Art, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum), David Rolf (President, SEIU Healthcare 775NW), Eric Hilton (Thievery Corporation and ESL Music), Laura Dawn ( Creative & Cultural Director, Artist), and Robbie Conal (Artist), Shepard Fairey (Artist, Obey Giant), Spike Lee (Producer, Director, Actor) and Van Jones (Author, Founder Green for All & Co-Founder Ella Baker Center for Human Rights). Slideshow of a few of my favorites after the break.