Good Trouble

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In partnership with Cambridge College

Banner Art detail: Colgan Johnson, "New Language Needed"

Live + Virtual Invitational Group Exhibition

Ron Wilhelmsen, "Good Trouble" poster graphic

Exhibition Dates:
April 1-29, 2022

Cambridge College, Town Common Gallery
500 Rutherford Avenue, Boston, MA 02129
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Gallery Open:
Gallery open April 4-April 30
Monday-Saturday: 11 AM-7 PM

Gallery Closed:
Thursday, April 21; Friday, April 22; Wednesday, April 27; Thursday, April 28

Please note that viewing dates and hours are subject to change. Check the Cambridge College website to confirm dates for visiting. Please notify security in advance, via, to arrange visits with ten or more guests.

Exhibition Curators:
Hope Ricciardi, Lead Curator, with Mary Harvey

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Virtual Opening Reception Program - Tuesday, April 12, 2022 @ 6:15 PM
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6:00 PM- Start Zoom Presentation
Exhibition Slide Show
6:15 PM - Welcoming Remarks
Cambridge College and Violence Transformed
6:20 PM - Presentations
Original Musical Performance by the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club Ensemble; Artist Presentations; Original Musical Performance by The Haven, featuring Devin Ferreira, Anders Olson, Dan Skoler & Ron Wilhelmsen
7:20 PM - Closing Remarks
Violence Transformed
7:30 PM - End Zoom Presentation

About This Exhibition

Since 2014, Cambridge College and Violence Transformed have collaborated to sponsor an annual exhibit linked to a socially relevant theme –a theme that helps us document the transformative power of art and the ability of art, artists and artmaking to address compelling issues of our time.

The curators of Good Trouble have engaged with invited artists to select works that collectively celebrate the power of non-violent social activism — what John Lewis called “Good Trouble” “Necessary Trouble”— to build a world hallmarked by social justice, racial equity, respect for and inclusion of immigrant and other marginalized groups, respect and dignity for the LGBTQ community, housing security for all, and peace and protection for our increasingly fragile planet. Each artist was invited to work with our curators to choose art that best represents their own commitment to these ends, as well as their belief in the truly transformative power of art. We are honored by their participation!

Featured Artist Pages + Full Exhibition

Full Exhibition

14 Artists, 29 Works

Gail Jerauld Bos

Judith Carlin

Walter Crump

L'Merchie Frazier

Jo Hay

Ekua Holmes

Ellen Jacob

Colgan Johnson

Shea Justice

Hakim Raquib

Patricia Turner

Ngoc-Tran Vu

Don West

Ginny Zanger

Musical Performances

"Good Trouble," by The Haven

Written by Anders Olson, adapted from the song "Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne
Devin Ferreira, Rap vocals | Anders Olson, bass and vocals | Dan Skoler, lead Guitar | Ron Wilhelmsen, Harmonica

"I Do Believe," by Charlestown Boys and Girls Club