“Beauty, Life, and Hope”
This art exhibition, titled “Beauty, Life, and Hope”, organized in March 2018 by the Liberian artist Chase Walker. Chase lived as a refugee through three Liberian civil wars, and won a fellowship in 2013 to work on his art/ photography in the United States at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. Before Chase moved to the US, he was a strong voice in Liberia via his cartoons in a local newspaper called Frontpage Africa. These cartoons tackled socio-economic and human rights issues and more. The body of work displayed at the show shed a light on the ups, downs, achievements and hopes for people regardless of race, culture or background. Most of the pieces depict Human rights abuse, Immigration, Child abuse, the strive of women etc. Another part of the show also tackled mental health issues and it's effect of the people of America and Post-war Liberia.