JJ White/ Josie Bender/ Art Deviation popup exhibit (Social Justice in the Arts and Media)

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The LAVA Center (324 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301)

An evening of provocative art, political outrage and gender exploration!

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You are invited to view the art of JJ White, the creative spirit behind Art Deviation. In a rare public appearance, JJ’s alter ego Josie Bender will host the event and perform some of their genderfluid, spoken-word poems on social justice themes.

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JJ’s art was first featured in 2020 at the now-shuttered Art Deviation Gallery in South Deerfield, and addresses themes of gun violence against women, transgender rights, LGBTQ issues, political campaign items, graffitti art, conservative attacks on abortion rights and more.

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In addition to the live performance, the exhibit will feature a range of original art social justice themes, such as sculptures, video, photos, prints and cards.

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This exhibit is intended for mature audiences only. Parental guidance is recommended. Enjoy complimentary wine, non-alcohol refreshments and tasty treats.

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Major funding provided by the Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice and the Greenfield Cultural Council, with additional support from the Cultural Councils of Deerfield, Montague, Shelburne and Bernardston. All cultural councils are local agencies supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.