April 12, 2021
All locations of Eugene Public Library
Prevent COVID Art Giveaways
Monday, April 12, 2021
Pick up bookmarks and bumperstickers featuring art by Carrie Mae Weems.
Adults: drop by any library location to pick up free bookmarks and bumperstickers featuring original art by Carrie Mae Weems for her RESIST COVID | TAKE 6! project, brought to you in partnership with the University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
These items are available in English and Spanish at all Eugene Public Library locations starting on Monday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m., while supplies last.
Plus, see the related art exhibit by Weems in the windows of the Downtown Library facing LTD.
RESIST COVID | TAKE 6! is a public art campaign by nationally renowned, Oregon-born artist Carrie Mae Weems, designed to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and support public health guidelines. The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is organizing local installations of the works with support from the University of Oregon's Office of the President and Division of Equity and Inclusion, creating an initiative that combines community health, art, and work for racial justice.
In RESIST COVID | TAKE 6!, Weems applies the visual language of advertising, combining photographs, text, and bold graphics to dispel myths about COVID-19 and promote known preventive measures. Take 6’ refers to the recommended social distance of six feet. Through billboards, posters, lawn signs, and more, RESIST COVID | TAKE 6! brings awareness to the greater impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black, brown, and Indigenous communities. This multilingual project delivers hope and no-nonsense practical advice to stop the spread.
For more information, visit https://jsma.uoregon.edu/ResistCovid