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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Mount Desert Island, Maine 


"Resistance can be expressed in many forms, for example: speaking, writing, marching, "showing up", running for office, and Get out the Vote efforts.  Resistance can also be expressed through the arts.  Some of us are old enough to remember the great resistance songs of the '60's by Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, Phil Ochs, Joan Baez, and so many others.  Since the Women’s Marches of January 2017, the creative and impassioned signs seen at protest rallies, "die-ins" and trips to the Congressional offices in Bangor have amazed and inspired many.  Some might call this street art.  Equally horrified by the political direction of our country, other artists have created more formal pieces, using a variety of mediums like collage, pencil, papier maché, and acrylics.  Issues such as sexual abuse, immigration, a woman's right to choose, school shootings, racism, treatment of refugees, climate change, and the rise of nationalism and authoritarianism compel us to RESIST.    Hopes for a more generous, healthy and compassionate future inspire us to RESIST.”