Nov 3, 2022
The international “FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social & Politically Engaged Art”
The international “FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social & Politically Engaged Art” at East Tennessee State University’s Reece Museum faithfully continues to represent the spirit of social and political movements of the country and world. The 2022 exhibition runs Oct. 3rd-Dec. 9th. The 2022 juror will be Wesam Mazhar Haddad, who is a Conceptualizer, Creative Director, Art Director, Graphic/ Social/ Sustainable Artist-Designer, and the Founder/ Curator of the Annual Intercontinental Poster Competition - Poster Stellars - New Jersey - USA. Haddad is a Social Poster Designer and has won over 70 global awards. Haddad’s universal visuals concerning the environment and social issues evoke an everlasting siren that touches every single human no matter their ethical/ cultural background.
"There will be no general theme for entries except a focus on social and politically engaged artworks,” say co-directors Barb, Wayne and Carrie Dyer, who established the exhibition in memory of their son and brother, Fletcher H. Dyer, senior ETSU Art & Design student who was in a fatal motorcycle accident in 2009. “However, this year's exhibition will especially honor visual works depicting ‘Protection of Human Rights’ including: women’s rights, gun violence reform, and the invasion of Ukraine.