Opening Reception: Art for a Purpose, a Multi-Venue Global Exhibition

Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation

This event is open to all

May 10

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Russell Hall 305

More Details:

Please join us for the opening of Art for a Purpose, a multi-venue global exhibition with artwork being displayed at the Offit Gallery, Gottesman Libraries through June 23rd, 2022. This special event includes a hop hop piece by Brendan Lake, a freshman at the Honors College, Adelphi University; spoken word artivists, and a lively musical performance by Dawud Rahman of MOTI (Music on the Inside) and accompanying musicians Jonathan Finkelman and Art Guevarra.

We will be joined by Teachers College alumna Carolina Cambronero-Valera, Co-Producer of Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation; fellow Co-Producer Argio Agelarakis, Instructor at Adelphi University and Freelance Painter and Illustrator; and artists whose works are being exhibited in Offit and collaborating galleries.

Participating institutions are: Adelphi University, Performing Arts Center (4/18-5/23); (May-June online); and the Center for the Women of New York, Fort Totten (Saturday, 5/7, 14, & 21 and 6/11 & 18 from 1-5 pm).

Where: 305 Russell / Offit Gallery, Third Floor

Please rsvp with your interest and details no later than Friday, May 6th. Refreshments will be served.

Also be sure to visit Artivism: Inventing Vision, Taking Action, an Everett Cafe Online Book Display, which has been extended through May.


Poster Image: Sea Leaves, by Rosemary Burke


The vision of Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation is to generate a movement with committed social artivists in response to historic global unrest. Artivism aims to generate community through multi-disciplinary teamwork for a more dignified and meaningful coexistence, however you define these terms. The goal of this initiative is to nurture confidence in taking continuous action from wherever you are by means of reciprocity.

Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation is a collaboration between Adelphi University; Gottesman Libraries, Teachers College, Columbia University; and Sing for Hope.

Artivism: The Power of Art Social Transformation, grew out of Illuminations of Social Imagination: Learning From Maxine Greene, (Dio Press, 2020), edited by Teachers College alumni Courtney Weida and Carolina Cambronero-Varela, and Dolapo Adeniji-Neill, of Adelphi University. "The concept for this book is inspired by the late Maxine Green, who described her enduring philosophical focus and legacy of social imagination as “the capacity to invent visions of what should be and what might be in our deficient society, on the streets where we live, in our schools” (p. 5). The purpose of this volume is to examine and illuminate the roles of community organizers and educators who are changing lives through public art and community arts projects. This research originally emerged from a well-attended 2018 conference presentation and exhibition at Teachers College, Columbia University, engaging with the local and international community of arts education and arts administration."

-- Publisher's Description



To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at, (212) 678-3689, or (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.

Last Updated: 10:44 am, Tuesday, May 10 , 2022