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Artwork Sought for LifePath’s Inclusion Showcase!

Black Lives Matter signThis event has been cancelled. -10/7/20

Join LifePath’s intergenerational “Inclusion Showcase” by creating a piece of art that will stimulate dialogue and reflection about racism and inclusion within our community, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. Participants of all artistic levels, ages, races, identities, orientations, cultures, and backgrounds are strongly encouraged to participate. Questions for reflection: Have you ever experienced or witnessed racism? Do you know someone who has? How could Western Massachusetts be a more inclusive community?

By October 5, artists should respond to the Committee Leader, Diana Balmonte, and clarify what type of art they wish to present and if they are presenting as a group or an individual.

There are two ways to participate!

  1. Any group or organization may work together to create an original piece of artwork. The virtual group may create a play, musical piece, mural, or use another medium of the group’s choice based on the theme of “inclusion.”

  2. Individuals may create and submit via email an original, individual piece of artwork (a video; an image of their drawing, sculpture, painting, etc; an essay or a fictional work with a 3,000 word limit; or an audio file) based on the theme of “inclusion.”

By Monday, October 5, artists should respond to the Committee Leader, Diana Balmonte, and let her know what type of art they wish to present and if they are presenting as a group or an individual. On Friday, October 16, the finished art piece should be submitted to LifePath’s Black Lives Matter Community Leadership Committee for review and curation. LifePath will present and host the Inclusion Showcase on Wednesday, October 28, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. The event will be recorded and made available via our website and social media.

Each finished art piece must be suitable for viewers of all ages. Please refrain from using profanity. LifePath’s Black Lives Matter Community Leadership Committee will review all submissions prior to the Inclusion Showcase and reserves the right to suggest alterations or reject any artwork that they deem inappropriate for the event.

All contributing artists will have their names, organizations they may be affiliated with, and their biographies displayed on LifePath’s website. Selected artwork will be featured in a future edition of The Good Life, which appears in both The Greenfield Recorder and Athol Daily News.

Help us elevate the voices of local artists, while celebrating inclusion! If you have questions, please email Committee Leader Diana Balmonte at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..