Speaking Volumes | Transforming Hate

Speaking Volumes |Transforming Hate showcases the diverse work of more than thirty artists who have transformed thousands of controversial white supremacist books into uplifting works of art. This stunning exhibition challenges and moves visitors with its thought-provoking and occasionally light-hearted collection of artwork, and provides honest opportunities to address discrimination in our communities and racism in America.

Speaking Volumes |Transforming Hate, an exhibition from the Montana Human Rights Network curated by Katie Knight, is brought to Utah by Utah Humanities and is touring in partnership with the Springville Museum of Art and the Ogden Union Station Foundation, with support from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and the B.W. Bastian Foundation.

You can learn more about the exhibition’s origins, history, and influence at the Speaking Volumes website and by reading a Book Arts Program interview of Clarissa Sligh (the Speaking Volumes artist featured in the photo above).

Image: Clarissa Sligh, detail from Triptych, 2007

 

Exhibition Resources

Gallery Self-Guide
Artist Statements and Biographies

 

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JUNE 15 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

Gallery at the Station
Union Station Museums
2501 Wall Avenue, Ogden, UT
801.629.8672
www.theunionstation.org

 

SPEAKING VOLUMES | TRANSFORMING HATE

This national traveling exhibition showcases the diverse work of more than thirty artists who have transformed thousands of controversial white supremacist books into uplifting works of art. This stunning exhibition challenges and moves visitors with its thought-provoking and occasionally light-hearted collection of artwork, and provides honest opportunities to address discrimination in our communities and racism in America.

Join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, June 15, from 6:00-8:00 pm

JUNE 16, 2018

10:00-11:00 am

Gallery at the Station

Union Station

Transforming Hate | Curator Talk with Katie Knight

Come explore the Speaking Volumes project, learn about the artists who created the work and how art can be used to promote social justice.

JULY 6 & AUGUST 3, 2018

1:00-8:00 pm

Gallery at the Station

Union Station

Transforming Hate | Exhibition Tours with the Ogden Town Hall Group

Join Adrienne Andrews for special tours of the Speaking Volumes | Transforming Hate exhibition on show the Ogden Union Station.

JULY 21, 2018

11:00 am-1:00 pm

Union Station Grand Lobby

Teen Activity | University of Utah Book Arts Program Workshop

This free event will explore social justice and transforming hate through creativity and love. Create take-home pieces inspired by the exhibition.

JULY 31, 2018

6:00-8:00 pm

Union Station Grand Lobby

Town Hall Discussion with the Ogden Diversity Commission

Join us for a special panel on racism in Utah intended to spur community-wide reflection and dialogue on the possibility of transforming ourselves from a spirit of hatred and discrimination, toward one of love and justice.

AUGUST 1 to 31, 2018

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Union Station Myra Powell Gallery

Companion Exhibition | Signs & Symbolism Installation

Curated by Danial Larsen (Union Station’s Gallery Coordinator) and Amir Jackson (Nurture the Creative Mind), this exhibition highlights types and meanings of symbols used in our society today and throughout history.

AUGUST 7, 2018

11:30 am-12:30 pm

Pleasant Valley Library
5568 Adams Avenue Pkwy, Ogden

Many Faces, Many Places | Peace Crane Storytelling Hour

Join us for peace-themed storytelling and make your own Peace Crane activity for students and families. Make a crane for the Peace Crane project to promote peace, unity, and understanding around the world. .

AUGUST 8, 2018

6:00-8:00 pm

Union Station Education Center

Transforming Hate | Poetry Workshop with Paisley Rekdal

Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal will present a reading in response to racist graffiti and literature posted on campuses around Utah, as well as a writing workshop for interested participants.

AUGUST 13, 2018

6:30-7:30 pm

Weber County Main Library
2464 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden

Many Faces, Many Places | Peace Crane Storytelling Hour

Join us for peace-themed storytelling and make your own Peace Crane activity for students and families. Make a crane for the Peace Crane project to promote peace, unity, and understanding around the world.

AUGUST 15, 2018

6:00-8:00 pm

Union Station Education Center

Transforming Hate | Poetry Workshop with Abraham Smith

Weber State University professor, Abraham Smith, will discuss literary techniques and the themes of transformation highlighted in the Speaking Volumes exhibition.

AUGUST 25 2018

1:00-2:00 pm

Southwest Library
2039 West 4000 South, Roy

Many Faces, Many Places | Make Your Own Action Figure

If you were an action figure, who would you be? Join us for a hands-on workshop to create your own action figure, personalizing it to your family’s stories and cultural heritage.

AUGUST 27, 2018

6:30-7:30 pm

Ogden Valley Library
131 South 7400 East, Huntsville

Many Faces, Many Places | Storytelling Hour

Join us for diversity-themed storytelling for preschoolers and their families.