SHADOW AND LIGHT: HONORING IRAQI ACADEMICS
Photographs of Witness, Memory, and Solidarity
Save the Date! The McKinley Foundation is honored to bring The Shadow and Light project to Artists’ Alley and the Boneyard Arts Festival. Compiled by Beau Beausoleil, a poet and activist in the Bay Area, the project memorializes Iraqi academics assassinated between 2003-2012. To create the project, participants from all over the world selected the name of an assassinated Iraqi academic to memorialize with a photograph and a personal narrative.
Plan on joining us for the opening reception on Thursday, April 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.. At 6 p.m. Carol Tilley, Associate Professor of Information Sciences, will lead a discussion on academic freedom in relation to this exhibit. A pre-recorded interview with Beausoleil and two other participating artists will be on view throughout the evening.
Artists’ Alley is located at the McKinley Foundation, 410 E Daniel St, Champaign.
Exhibition Opening: Thursday, April 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Exhibition Run: April 13 to June 2, 2023
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.