Freedom from Want: An Exhibition of Mixed Media
The Children of McKinley Memorial Presbyterian Church
This show is a part of a year-long, rotating exhibition titled Engage 4 Freedom. Engage 4 Freedom features community and student art exploring issues of freedom in the 21st century. An interactive exhibition, the public will be encouraged to submit their responses to the art that will be incorporated into the final project.
Exhibit Run: November 2018 – May 2019
Open House: November 4, 12 to 1 PM
During Sunday School, the children of McKinley Memorial Presbyterian Church were asked to think about the things they want. Common answers were toys, games, and treats. Next, they were asked to think about things that other people might want. They had a little more difficulty thinking through this concept, but eventually came up with a robust list.
The Sunday School class talked through the idea that some people might want things they don’t want. The discussion ended with a time of reflection on reasons why people might not want the same things. This insightful conversation helped the children realize all the ways people are both the same and different.
Established in 2017, Artists’ Alley is a Fine Art Gallery sponsored by the McKinley Foundation. It is located off the Presby Hall lobby at 405 E. John Street in Champaign. Open 9 AM and 8 PM daily.