Closing reception for #HumanityIsNotASpectatorSport and more!
Dear Friends and Art Lovers,
As many of you know, creating and exhibiting Humanity Is Not A Spectator Sport was at the center of my creative life during 2021. As we move into a new year, that exhibition is coming to a close, but the work continues. I am thrilled with the impact this show has had and the conversations it has sparked. In 2022, I am continuing to use my practice and my platform to affect change and inspire others to pick up the torch of activism and become the change agents that this world so desperately needs.
I invite you to join me in honoring the endings that make room for new beginnings while coming together to build momentum towards the next chapter in the fight for social justice and racial equity.
Thank you for being on this journey with me,
FINAL WEEKEND! Humanity Is Not A Spectator Sport closes January 17, 2022
This is the final weekend to see the exhibition that draws on my Jewish faith to create a platform for having difficult conversations and an opportunity for viewers to opt in to changing the world for the better.
The exhibition closes on January 17, Martin Luther King Day, and we will close the exhibition with a virtual panel discussion that contextualizes the work within his vision for a more just and equal society.
This virtual panel discussion will feature: Clementina Chery, Founder, President , and CEO of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute; Ruth Messinger, Founder and Global Ambassador of the American Jewish World Service; Laura Mandel, Executive Director of the Jewish Arts Collaborative; Caron Tabb, Artist and Activist; and Meclina, Artist, Curator, and Activist with Christine O’Donnell, Founder and Director of Beacon Gallery, moderating.
On View November 5, 2021 - January 17, 2022 at Beacon Gallery
Humanity Is Not A Spectator Sport On View November 5, 2021 - January 17, 2022 at Beacon Gallery
Drawing heavily from core Jewish tenets and my Jewish identity, the conceptual mixed media works in Humanity Is Not a Spectator Sport offer a deep and intimately visual response to a deeply personal reckoning — a reckoning with my personal culpability as a privileged white woman in a deeply inequitable world. The collection aims to present both a self-portrait and a call to action.
Proceeds from Show Catalog Sales to Be Donated to Two Nonprofit Organizations
I am thrilled to announce that through the sale of the exhibition catalog for Humanity Is Not A Spectator Sport, we were able to raise more than $3,000 for charity. This amount will be split between two This amount organizations dear to my heart: The Luis D. Brown Peace Institute and the Jewish World Service.
Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute works to teach young people the value of peace with a focus on the assets of community and support for Survivors of Homicide Victims.
American Jewish World Service
Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service (AJWS) works to realize human rights and end poverty in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Be The Change: A Multi-City Public Art Initiative
Another exciting project that has come out of Humanity In Not A Spectator Sport is the “Be the Change” initiative. Through this project, 18 artists from three cities across the US will be commissioned to create outdoor public artworks to promote social change. The project was inspired by my Justice Vessels, but will invite artists from all walks of life who are artists in their own right to respond and expand upon the vision behind these works. This exciting project will be led by the Jewish Arts Collaborative and represents the next phase of our collaboration. I couldn’t be more grateful for their continued support!
Art Spiel: “Reflections on Humanity Is Not A Spectator Sport - In Dialogue with Caron Tabb”
“As [Humanity Is Not A Spectator Sport] entered its final weeks, I asked Tabb to reflect on some of the conversations the exhibition inspired…”
Images: (top) Event flyer featuring Caron Tabb, Women of Valor, Justice Vessels: Tzedakah Box For Ruth and Tina; (Be the Change image) Caron Tabb, Justice Vessels: Tzedakah Box For Ruth; (Art Spiel image) Caron Tabb, My Invisible Backpack; (Jewish Boston image) Artwork by Susan Levin (Courtesy Jewish Arts Collaborative)