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#UseYourVoice: Stop Hate Mural

Mural installation Friday, May 17th

In conjunction with CEPA Gallery’s current exhibition The Power of Resilience and Hope: Photography and the Holocaust: Then & Now, CEPA will install a temporary mural on Western New York Book Arts’  exterior wall on Mohawk st.

The mural is inspired by project artist Mizin Shin’s #UseYourVoice series that is on display in CEPA’s passageway gallery. Shin’s project was a response to rising hate crimes as a way to speak out against racially motivated prejudice and violence.

The mural design is curated by Ruby Merritt and will be installed by the CEPA staff. The motif of the statement Use Your Voice repeats on bursting bright colors to catch the attention and draw the viewers to the message that we must use our voices to stop the hatred of anyone or any one culture. The message has been translated into a variety of languages to engage diverse linguistic communities.

“Wheatpaste’s accessibility is a wonderful way to connect makers and viewers. It can be done anywhere, with any image on paper – giving it endless affordable possibilities. It lends itself as an affordable and easy to produce form of public art. Photography is an ideal medium because it can be printed and then quickly put up on a wall, with no need for framing, just paste.” – Necole Zayatz CEPA installer

On Friday, May 17, 2024, you are invited to come watch as the installation of the mural happens throughout the day and stay for the gallery opening for Marquis Burton during the evening at Western New York Book Arts, 468 Washington st. The current exhibit at CEPA, The Power of Resilience and Hope: Photography and the Holocaust: Then & Now, is  located in the Market Arcade at 617 Main Street.

Wall mural mockup

Mockup for the wheat paste mural. 

portrait of Mizin Shin

Mizin Shin