"Toward Greater Awareness"
Traveling Sculptural Exhibition
To raise awareness about genocide
In response to the unspeakable genocide that is still happening today throughout much of the world, Mitch Lewis created a sculptural exhibition titled “Toward Greater Awareness.” These works initiate a dialogue with the viewer about the physical and psychological scars left on mankind by a culture of violence and brutality. It engages viewers, and invite contemplative exploration of this troubling issue.
The exhibition is currently on a National tour of University art museums and human rights centers. The exhibition delivers two very important messages. The first is about raising awareness and ending genocide, but it also speaks to the power of art in advocating for social justice.
The exhibition was originally shown at the Bank Of The Arts in New Bern, NC during the Summer, 2010. The next exhibition was at UNC Chapel Hill, in their FedEx Global Education Center in the Fall, 2011. From there it traveled for display to the Hofstra University Museum during the Fall, 2012, which coincided with their hosting of a Presidential debate. It then traveled to the University of Maine’s Holocaust & Human Rights Center for display during the Spring and Summer, 2013.