Art as Protest: Maine Artists Discuss the Role of Artists Who Use Their Work for Activism

"There is a long history of fine artists using their work as a form of protest against injustice and war—think Picasso's Guernica or Diego Rivera's frescoes. Several contemporary Maine artists fit into this tradition. We discuss the role of art as activism, both historically and today. This program ties in with the upcoming Maine Public Community Film Art is Not a Solace."

AWWT artist Robert Shetterly and activist artist Natasha Mayers join host Jennifer Rooks, artist Alan Magee, and Dan Mills, director of the Bates College Museum of Art, to talk about art as activism. 

Listen to archived recording of this August 13, 2021 Maine Calling show on Maine Public.

AWTT portrait of Natasha Mayers
Photograph of artist Robert Shetterly