The Visual Artists Guild presents ART & DEMOCRACY IV Exhibition to highlight the 20 Year Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre and the Fall of the Berlin Wall with the work of 33 acclaimed artists highlighting the political and social struggles of our world and the human desire for civil liberties.

WHEN: Thursday, October 8, 2009 from 6 – 9 pm. Admission free

WHERE: Gallery H, 222 East 34th Street (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.) New York City

Enter through Club H Fitness.

WHO: Thirty-three artists from the US and around the world.  Participating artists include Taiwan-born Long-Bin Chen, known for his sculptures and installations carved from telephone books and Yellow Pages, and Melissa Atkinson, known for her” Berlin Crosses” etching .  Also, Award-winning Chilean artist Guillermo Bert will feature two from his ironic Bar Code Series that encode the word Democracy in the actual art, and Melissa Atkinson.  The Consulting Curator for this show is Cynthia Nadelman.

Join us at the October 8th Opening!  Meet the artists, and enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, and gift bags. The Art & Democracy celebration includes a 3-month series of poetry readings and film screenings: future events: 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 12/3. 

RSVP or for more information, please contact Peggy Chane at 212-554-6447or visual.artists.guild.nyc@gmail.com.

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Following three successful shows in Los Angeles, this is the Visual Artists Guild’s first New York exhibition.


Visual Artists Guild is a 501(C)(3) non-profit, all volunteer-based organization that champions the right of freedom of speech and expression.  Established in May 1985, it believes that freedom of expression is the lifeblood of all artists.  Its mission is to bring to the world’s attention whenever such a right is threatened or suppressed.