In the midst of a pandemic and continued racial reckonings across the globe, the Windows of Understanding project put the call out to artists to help broaden our collective questioning and understanding of the intersectionality of racial justiceacross any of these five central issues being explored in across its 2021 public art displays across New Brunswick, Highland Park and Metuchen: Climate Change, Food Insecurity, Healing from Trauma, Public Health, and Youth Engagement. Submissions also explore artists’ personal experiences and reflections around racial justice.
Windows of Understanding seeks to transform our “main street” and virtual spaces into literal windows of understanding; spaces in which the community can learn about the positive strides being made by local organizations around a wide array of social justice issues that don’t make daily headlines. Windows of Understanding is a creative, community-building response to the negativity and hate being perpetuated in today’s media landscape. The belief being that through visual language, artists can communicate methods of understanding in powerful ways that cut across cultural boundaries.
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limestone and rhinestones
"Beauty is Everywhere"
Ink and Marker
Kay Bhasin, Kathy Brawer, Steve Brawer, Sharon Buntain, Roya Enayati, Alice Golembo, Fred Hodara, Terri Hodara, Pam Lerner, Susan Pepper, Abroo Shah, Bernice Shah, Angela Tricarico, Eileen Willoughby