Election Day comes on the heels of women’s suffrage in New York State, Nov. 6, 1917. So that makes this the perfect week to take in ArtsWestchester’s “Give Us the Vote,” at its Arts Exchange building in White Plains through Jan. 27. The show considers the current state of voting rights in America and features new and commissioned works by 20 artists.
“’Give Us the Vote’ gives us a chance to take a step back and understand what the current state of voting is in America,” says ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam. “It exposes areas of improvement within the political system, while also raising awareness.
“The exhibit (addresses) many of the enduring barriers to the ballot, including gerrymandering, stringent voter registration requirements, limits on early voting and revisions to the Voting Rights Act. The talented artists in ‘Give Us the Vote’ are able to express their views – some very personal – on the topic.”
Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays. ArtsWestchester is at 31 Mamaroneck Ave. For more visit, artsw.org/giveusthevote.
– Georgette Gouveia