"Social Justice Revisited" spans five decades of select artwork (1968-2018): Remembering, Reliving, Resisting. This series raises questions about personal and political relationships concerning how we live, what we have done, and what we need to do individually and collectively for peace and global survival.
Betty LaDuke, native New Yorker and lifelong artist, was born to Russia and Polish immigrant parents. She studied art in the United States and Mexico where she met artists Rufino Tamayo, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, whose representation of indigenous people influenced her life's artwork. LaDuke has spent her career as an advocate and storyteller for immigrants, refugees and the disadvantaged. The vibrant colors and irregular form in her murals, painting and drawings reflect the interesting stories of those she champions.
In 2013, Betty LaDuke gifted the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library the exhibition "Celebrating Women's Creative Hands and Spirit" containing 64 framed photographs of women artists from emerging economies 1980-2002, along with 18 original pieces of their art. The Folklife Center hosted this exhibition and associated programing January to April 2014.
This Folklife Gallery exhibition is produced by the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library, and made possible with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts - Folk Arts Program supported by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.
Event Type(s): Folklife Program, Exhibit
Age Group(s): All Ages
Presenter: Todd DeGarmo
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