July 12, 2018 ALL

Orange Items Needed for Art Exhibit- Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

We need your help: the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) is excited to be partnering with the contemporary art venue Spaces (https://www.spacesgallery.org/) this summer by contributing to the art project titled “A Color Removed.”

“A Color Removed” is a city-wide participatory project grounded in the impossible gesture of removing the color orange from Cleveland and suspending its future use. The project was conceived by Michael Rakowitz (http://www.michaelrakowitz.com/), as a response to the shooting of Tamir Rice by Cleveland police, and was debuted as a call to action during Rakowitz’ 2015 Beamer-Schneider Lecture at Case Western Reserve University.

The presence of orange, as a symbol of safety, encourages complacency. But what if we could trust that safety is a right guaranteed to everyone who travels in, through, and around Cleveland? What if orange was rendered superfluous? “A Color Removed” addresses the underlying questions regarding the right to safety by encouraging community members to deconstruct its symbols and create solidarity for a more peaceful city. To learn more about the project visit: https://www.spacesgallery.org/project/a-color-removed

CSDI needs your orange items to help make this project a success. Please consider dropping off your orange items starting on Thursday 7/12/18 at the Center (above the University Bookstore). Your orange items (clothing, toys, sports equipment, household items, etc.) will be cataloged and displayed at SPACES from July 15 to September 30, 2018. Be part of this exciting art project!

Please contact Salo Rodezno at srodezno@jcu.edu with any questions regarding this exciting project!