Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, with support of the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Trust, proudly unveils “Peace is Radical”, a thought-provoking solo exhibition by the acclaimed street artist and activist Shepard Fairey. This showcase, held at the ReflectSpace Gallery, delves into themes of democracy, equality, environmental justice, and the pursuit of peace.

Fairey’s artistry comes alive through screen printing, a medium he champions for its accessibility and democratic nature. “Peace is Radical” not only features his iconic prints but also reveals the very screens that brought them to life, offering a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into his creative process.

In a world rife with discord, Fairey’s exhibition stands as a testament to the power of art in advocating for harmony. “Peace is not passive; it’s an active, vigilant pursuit,” Fairey asserts. His works serve as a rallying cry for justice, equality, and a united humanity, transcending boundaries of race, religion, and culture.

The exhibition’s mission resonates deeply with today’s challenges, urging viewers to find common ground and work towards a healthier, more peaceful world. In line with this vision, Fairey has also designed a limited-edition library card, available at all Glendale Library branches, symbolizing the intersection of art, community, and social change.

Join us from January 20 to April 14 to experience “Peace is Radical” at ReflectSpace Gallery, located within the Glendale Central Library at 222 E. Harvard Street. Don’t miss the opening reception on January 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., curated by Ara and Anahid Oshagan. Complimentary parking is provided at the Marketplace parking structure across from the library’s Harvard entrance.

This exhibition is a clarion call for unity and action, reflecting the core values of ReflectSpace and the community it serves. It’s a reminder that in the quest for peace, every voice matters, and every action counts. Join us in embracing this radical idea and be part of the movement towards a just and harmonious society.

To learn more about ReflectSpace, a program funded by Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Trust, please visit our program page.