Thursday, June 25, 2009

Entergy KidsFree Children's Art Gallery @ the CAC!

On View June 6 - July 12, 2009


On view in the Entergy KidsFree Children's Art Gallery, first floor.

For her first solo show, artist Monica Tyran created twelve portraits of the more than 300 Freedom Riders. In 1960, when the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed the segregation of interstate rail and bus terminals, Freedom Riders, both black and white, rode across the south in order to stress a need for change in the country. Jackson, Mississippi, became the focus of the Riders' campaign because so many were arrested there and, therefore, Tyran, uses mug-shots of those arrested for her inspiration.

Tyran is a current Dillard University Student, a member of the YA/YA Guild, and plans to attend graduate school.

Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday: 11am - 4pm

Gallery Admission: FREE through July 12

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