Critics praise CK/RFA's exhibit of contemporary American political art

LINES DRAWN: America's Artists Look Beyond the Politics of Red and Blue," presents the art of 19 artists who responded to an "open call" for art motivated by the artists' concerns that important national issues are being ignored or inadequately addressed by our Federal government due to the poisonous political atmosphere in Washington. The issues cited by the artists' work include NSA domestic spying, campaign finance laws, the homeless, climate change, abortion rights and the President's use (or abuse) of his executive powers.

LINES DRAWN has received unanimous praise from art critics, both for the quality of the art presented and because contemporary American political art is rarely exhibited in U.S. museums or private art galleries (thru November 30) REVIEWS: Washington Post: Nov 16, 2014 Galleries column / Art and Circuses blog:

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THIS FRIDAY 5:30 p.m. Artist's Talk ANNIE BISSETT

Annie Bissett's SECRET CODE WORDS OF THE NSA: A PRIMER is an almost perfect example of the best of political art. It is whimsical, not satirical; it educates and makes its points without being offensive; and it provides easy to remember images to go with easily forgettable code words that are silly and reveal almost nothing about the NSA's programs (which, presumably, is why they were chosen).

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