Theme Overview: Art Out There

The visual arts have the power to move hearts and minds, evoking strong emotion and prompting empathy. Our first thoughts when viewing art are often awe or confusion as to what the artist intended with the work; however, our minds do not always rush to connect the image to society as a whole. The writers in this conversation see things differently. For them, art is intertwined with Justice.

Rachel Hammitt gives practical tips on how to integrate art into the daily practice of justice.

Kit Ripley explores the healing powers of art in her work with adolescent survivors of trauma in Thailand.

Meleney Berry-Kriel depicts art as a transformative force in poverty-stricken parts of South Africa.

Together, their essays take art out of galleries and onto the streets, using the medium as a catalyst for change.

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