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Creativity vs. COVID Exhibition

April 16

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have been working to develop tests, treatments, and vaccines to better protect us and ease the public health crisis. An international collective of university students, artists, and access to medicine advocates has also been working to make sure those treatments are available to everyone, no matter where they live or how much money they have.

University of Maine will be the first university to host an international physical art exhibit called Creativity vs COVID: Ending the Pandemic for Good. This exhibit began online on Feb. 1 and provides access to information on the COVID vaccine as well as information about where the physical exhibit will take place. The virtual exhibit will run from February through April.

Beginning on March 1, physical art pieces from all over the US, as well as other countries including Great Britain, France and Germany, will be housed at the IMRC at the University of Maine. This exhibit will be open to the public for viewing. These pieces will leave on April 16, where it will then be housed at other institutions.

This exhibit shares creative work from the Free the Vaccine for Covid-19 collective, from handmade gifts to parody music videos. It introduces audiences to key issues that limit access to medicine and provides robust methods anyone can use to advocate for change from anywhere, especially at this time of social distancing.

The artwork is on display at the IMRC from February 1st through April 16th.


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