Twin Cities Artists for Obama ~ Promise on the Horizon
In the time leading up to the 2008 election, all I could help feeling was that we lived in a noisy place—the cacophony of a multitude of voices shouting in opposition to one another and at an administration that was guided by an unwarranted ego that was out of touch with the core of this country. President Obama’s campaign filled us with an unbridled passion for change and the belief that one election could fulfill our need for hope. The last four years haven’t been easy or any less noisy. President Obama has tried to reassemble a broken country and choreograph our march into a 21st century that was already well underway. He has had to rebuild relationships abroad, remind our homeland of our greatest strengths, and fight for the basic core rights of all Americans. Without continued support, work, and belief in the Obama administration, his plans for America—and our best hopes that go with him—will remain unrealized. However, despite the chaos, noise, and darkness, there is, in fact, a path leading to the light on the horizon. This work symbolizes our tumultuous journey during the last four years. The chaos in the immediate foreground underscores the hard work that we’re presently undertaking together, and the path we’re seeking to forge to a stronger, brighter, more equitable America. A faint image of a woman’s mouth in the atmosphere, reminds us to listen to the voices of women as the opposition seeks to silence them, and an image of a praying man in the middle ground asks us to attend to the faith needed to undertake this challenge. It is with hands united, prayers on our lips, and light in our eyes that we continue this pursuit of continued change and will work to achieve the promise on the horizon. It is the journey that has united us. In exquisite numbers we will arrive at the long-awaited dawn, and we will be most triumphant, together.
Breast In Show ~ Someday My Pain Will Rock You
Laura Halley was selected to participate in this breast cancer fundraiser featuring painted breast casts by local artists! All artworks were auctioned off at the opening with full proceeds benefitting Keep A Breast and The Breast Cancer Awareness Association.