AUGUSTA — “Equal Protection of the Laws: America’s Fourteenth Amendment,” an art exhibition which contemplates the importance of the 14th Amendment, is on view Sept. 22 through Dec. 16 at the Michael Klahr Center on campus at the University of Maine at Augusta.

Themes depicted relate to many areas of American society covered by the amendment: including due process, liberty, gender and sexuality, race, legal protections, equality in the workplace, housing, education, law enforcement, rights of the incarcerated, tolerance, and local, state and federal representation.

Maine-based artists responded to a call for art and submissions were juried by a curatorial committee comprised of staff of the Kennebec Valley Art Association, Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, and the Maine Arts Commission. Thirty-six works by 17 artists were selected out of a total of 48 works by 20 artists.

An opening reception is set for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, with a brief program beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

The exhibit is presented by The Kennebec Valley Art Association in partnership with The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine .

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