On Thursday, April 5, the Spencer Art Museum played host to the protests of KU students and the Lawrence community. What were they protesting? Everything and anything each person stood for. Foreign issues, such as Chinese speech rights and the Kony 2012 movement, and national issues, such as the Trayvon Martin case, were just a few of the topics put on display through amateur artwork.
This interactive exhibit gave attendees the opportunity to not only view artwork on activism but to also create their own pieces. In-house artist Chen Shaoxiong from Beijing has been teaching classes at the university on effective strategies for activism efforts. Throughout the months of March and April, the learned techniques have been shared with the KU and Lawrence community on a weekly basis.
The last event will be on Wednesday, April 11 at the Spencer Art Museum where Shaoxiong and students will perform their strategies.