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October 21, 2016- November 9, 2016

ROSA MARÍA DE LA CUEVA PETERSON - CHIP PETERSON ~~ The Habit of Voting

Photographers Rosa Maria and Chip Peterson are inveterate world-travelers. In several places throughout the world, they have taken photos of people voting. What more appropriate subject for a show in our gallery at this moment in time?

They write about their intentions for the show as follows:

DURING OUR TRAVELS TO VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD, WE HAVE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN SEVERAL COUNTRIES DURING THEIR ELECTORAL CAMPAIGNS; A FEW TIMES WE HAVE HAPPENED TO BE THERE DURING ELECTION DAY.

IN MINNESOTA, WE HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN CIVIC PARTICIPATION DURING ELECTORAL PERIODS BY ATTENDING CAUCUSES, SUPPORTING CANDIDATES, REGISTERING CITIZENS TO VOTE, GETTING OUT THE VOTE (IN PARTISAN AND NON-PARTISAN EFFORTS ALIKE), AND VOTING. OUR CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN ON THE WINNING AND LOSING SIDES, ELICITING JUBILATION OR DISAPPOINTMENT.

THE PHOTOGRAPHIS IN THIS EXHIBIT REFLECT SOME OF OUR EXPERIENCES ABROAD AND AT HOME. THIS VISUAL NARRATIVE REMINDS US THAT, ALTHOUGH THE HABIT OF VOTING MAY NOT ALWAYS YIELD THE RESULTS THAT WE HOPE FOR. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE ELECTORAL PROCESS, WE ATTEST TO THE DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLE OF WE THE PEOPLE.

Opening Reception - Friday, October 21st from 6pm to 9pm

Gallery Conversation - Tuesday, November 1st beginning at 7pm

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