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Seeking Tongues
Artists left to right: Cara Romero, Nydia Blas, Lupita Murillo Tinnen.

Seeking Tongues: Postcolonial Photographies 
Curated by Delilah Montoya 
Landmark Gallery, October 12 - December 15, 2019

Curated by nationally acclaimed artist and activist Delilah Montoya, the exhibition will feature photographic work by women of color using photography to explore cultural identities. Artists include Cara Romero, Lupita Tinnen, Monica Kennedy, Nydia Blas, Sandra de la Loza, and Violette Bule.

Hutchinson Middle School
Artists left to right: Mckaylah Aboohamidi, Maureen Castro, Brooklyn Garcia.

Expresión, celebración y amor: El día de los Muertos
Art Building Studio Gallery, September 28 - November 3, 2019

Debora Hunter
Above: Debora Hunter, Untitled, from the series "Shooting Blanks at the NRA" (2018) archival inkjet print, 24 x 31.5 inches.

Debora Hunter: Shooting Blanks at the NRA
SRO Photo Gallery, October 03 - November 10, 2019

Shooting Blanks at the NRA is a photographic series that presents sniper-like shootings of participants of the 2018 National Convention in Dallas. To explore the intersection of gun rights advocacy and freedom of expression, Debora Hunter has used the gunsight of the camera's viewfinder to "shoot" photographs as metaphorical stand-ins for the 58 concertgoers on the Las Vegas Strip, the 5 police officers in downtown Dallas, the 9 congregants in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and other recent mass shootings.

Carmen Winant
Above: Carmen Winant (b.1983) "Pictures of Women Working" (2015) collage, found and appropriated imagery, dimensions variable.

Carmen Winant: Pictures of Women Working
LHUCA Martin McDonald Gallery, October 4-27, 2019

A half-century after Betty Friedan's identification of "the problem that has no name" galvanized a generation of American women to enter the workforce in the name of liberation, work still occupies a complicated cultural, political, and social position for women. It continues to be debated (lean in/opt out), politicized (as cracks appear in the glass ceiling for the highest office in the land), and commodified (Ivanka Trump's marketing slogan for her fashion line is #WomenWhoWork). Collaging more than a thousand original found images of women beautifying, nursing children, having sex, protesting, practicing self-defense, and making art, Carmen Winant deconstructs what constitutes productive activity for women in Pictures of Women Working. Carmen Winant (b. 1983, San Francisco) lives and works in Columbus, OH, where she is the Roy Lichtenstein Chair of Studio Art at Ohio State University.

Regional SPE Member Group Exhibition 
SOA Satellite Gallery at CASP, October 11, 2019

Regional Student SPE Member Group Exhibition
CASP Studio D Gallery, October 11, 2019