Just a few blocks from the site where the Oscars will take place lies Manifest Equality. An art exhibit with over 100 artists, among them Barry McGee, Robbie Conal, Roman Coppola, Swoon, Chris Johansen, Shepard Fairey, Clare Rojas, Harvey Pekar, Bask, and Ron English. Numerous media are represented all with the theme “Manifest Equality”.
Our own David Markland introduced me to Yosi Sergant who is the energy behind the Equality Task Force that produced this exhibit. Great guy, passionate about “now being the time to start the conversations regarding equality for everyone”. “Artists as activists bring forth their ideas and views in a non-threatening manner is how to introduce the idea to everyone and get a dialogue started”. He stated that he never expected Prop 8 would have had a chance and devoted his energy to the Obama campaign, not realizing until two weeks before the election that it had an actual chance at passing. He switched gears and after that result he was energized to use art to start the conversations outside the LGBT community on the importance of providing equality for all. Continue reading Manifest Equality opens, runs March 3-7 in Hollywood