Four|For Freedoms

As an arts organization with a social mission, we believe in Freedom of Expression (i.e., Speech), and are committed to bringing you #ArtsWithPurpose.  So for July and August, O1ARTS has partnered with ForFreedoms.org, an international arts project, to bring you this special For Freedoms exhibit at #O1PLATFORMS.

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In the Declaration of Independence, it is stated that “…all men are created equal… with certain unalienable Rights…”, yet it took nearly 13 years to list them in the Bill of Rights, another 76 years to actually include “all men” … and another 55 years to include women.

In 1941, Franklin Roosevelt declared that four essential human freedoms – Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom From Want and Freedom From Fear- should extend to any person, anywhere in the world.

As an arts organization with a social mission, we believe in Freedom of Expression (i.e., Speech), and are committed to bringing you #ArtsWithPurpose.  So for July and August, O1ARTS has partnered with ForFreedoms.org, an international arts project, to bring you this special For Freedoms exhibit.

For Freedoms is a platform for creative civic engagement and discourse, inspired by Norman Rockwell’s paintings depicting Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms.

Our partnership with For Freedoms uses art to deepen public discussions on civic issues and core values, and to advocate for equality, dialogue, and civic participation. Like ForFreedoms, we believe citizenship is defined not by ideology, but by participation. Or in our case, #ARTicipation.

The artworks on display address Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms in ways relevant today … by exhorting us to vote (Freedom of Speech), or calling attention to the environment (Freedom from Fear?) mental health issues, immigration and more.

Once again, we ask the community to #ARTicipate, by using the supplied sharpies to add your input – what do you seek Freedom OF or FROM?

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, we extend our thanks to Weber County RAMP and our donors for making this exhibit possible

 

 

PLATFORMS

PLATFORMS has transformed a formerly vacant, disused lot at 25th and Adams, and turned it into a vibrant, community-oriented performance and exhibition venue!

We’re programming sculpture, dance, photography, video, musical and literary performances on custom-built, 13′ x 13′ decks designed to offer a unique PLATFORM for local artists to mount their project.

Stanchions and chainlink panels provided by Weber County RAMP now allow us to mount exhibitions of 2D and installations/weaving.

Here’s what the community has to say:

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