“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
The exhibition Only Light will open January 17, 2014 in the Rio Gallery with a reception from 6 – 9 p.m. The exhibition will run through February 14, 2014. This exhibition explores civil and human rights issues, both past and present. The artworks included examine topics that relate to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s spirit and accomplishments during the United States Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Additionally, this exhibition considers artworks that have a dialogue with current civil and human rights issues. Artists both contemporary and historical are included to recognize the varied populations that have struggled for equality, and the patterns and progress of movements that have occurred over time.
The Rio Gallery, 300 S. Rio Grande Street in Salt Lake City, is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, as well as Saturday, January 25 and Saturday, February 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Artists include Carlos Anderson, Lenka Konopasek, Beth Krensky, Darnel Haney, Trent Alvey, Carey Ann Francis, Trevor Southey, Margaret Tarampi, Christopher Gauthier, Lynn Hoffman-Brouse, Annie Brewer, Rosi Hayes, Alex Moya, Mary Toscano, Fidalis Buehler, Cori Redstone, Lily Havey, Jeronimo Lozano, Jorge Rojas and Diego Aguirre. Additionally, showings of the documentary Utah’s Freedom Riders, courtesy of KUED, will be part of the exhibition.
This exhibition is a collaboration between the Utah Arts & Museums Visual Arts program and the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs.