WeSpoke Gallery Talks

WeSpoke Gallery Talks

Conversations on Art in Social Action with SPOKE

We entered 2021 looking forward to a year of hope, healing and recovery. If we are to realize that vision, art and artists must be at the center of our work.

Join Medicine Wheel Founder & Artistic Director Michael Dowling in WeSpoke, a series of virtual talks with artists working at the intersection of creative expression and social change.

Building on nearly 30 years of activating art to triage critical community needs, WeSpoke will address the role of the artist in racial reconciliation, climate change, addiction and recovery, and LGBTQ equity. Among the exceptional artists already lined up for these conversations are Shea Justice, Alison Maria Rodriguez, and Amanda Shea. Works by Rodriguez & Justice will also be exhibited in the New Spoke Gallery later this year as part of the group show, Layered Time.


Thursday, October 21st: Fishbowl Dialogue with three exceptional Boston artists Peggy Woods Doherty, John Provenzano, and Shea Justice.

Find out more about the event here. Register here.

Wednesday, July 28th: Art, Climate, and Boston - Moderated by Donna Brown, featuring Allison Maria Rodriguez, Franklin Marval, and Carolina Aragon.

Find out more about this inspirational conversation here. 

Wednesday, May 5th: “BODY” by Amanda Shea – Moderated by Arielle Gray (WBUR The ARTery Arts Engagement Producer, Writer, Artist), featuring panelists Denika Alvarez, Brandie Blaze, Adrianna Boulin, Oliver Burns, J.A.B.S., & Shea.

Watch here. 

See WBUR’s article on Amanda Shea’s video “BODY” here. 

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