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Respond/ Resist/ Rethink Celebration at Stamelos Gallery, Dearborn

Text reads Respond, Resist, Rethink 2023: A Student Exhibition for Change

Thursday, November 16, 2023
5:30 – 7:30 pm


In-person Event

Stamelos Gallery (U-M Dearborn)
4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128


Reception / Open House
Open to the public
Free of charge

Join us for a celebration of Respond/​Resist/​Rethink: An Exhibition of Student Art for Change at Stamelos Gallery, U‑M Dearborn. The exhibition features work by U‑M students from across all three campuses. Light refreshments will be served. 

In conjunction with the Fall 2023 Theme Semester: Arts & Resistance, Stamps Gallery is partnering with the U‑M Arts Initiative to expand the 4th annual Respond/​Resist/​Rethink student art exhibition. All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, or Flint U‑M campuses in Fall 2023 are invited to apply to this juried exhibition that explores what can be done to create more just and equitable futures in the 21st Century and beyond.

The 2023 exhibition will include art of a variety of mediums and will be displayed in four galleries across all three U‑M campuses, including Stamps Gallery (Central Campus, Ann Arbor), Duderstadt Center Gallery (North Campus, Ann Arbor), Riverbank Arts (Flint), and Stamelos Gallery (Dearborn).

The arts play a central role in shaping cultural and political narratives. Artists, designers and creatives of diverse backgrounds have been at the forefront of social change by offering alternate models and ways of thinking, making and creating that do not perpetuate dominant regimes. Creative processes have been used time and again to reveal under-told stories and to resist simple narratives. Regardless of one’s personal politics, an artwork’s potential to change hearts and minds is urgent and necessary. Respond/​Resist/​Rethink invites students to leverage their creativity to (re)imagine what they can do to create a more just and equitable community in the spaces that they inhabit.

Respond/​Resist/​Rethink: An Exhibition of Student Art for Change is co-presented by Stamps Gallery and Arts Initiative in partnership with the Duderstadt Center Gallery, Riverbank Arts, and Stamelos Gallery.