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"What Makes Us Great", Arte Chambers

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whatmakesusgreat.jpeg

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"What Makes Us Great", Arte Chambers

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Artist Arte Chambers created this poster, titled "What Makes Us Great", for the Kentucky COVID-19 Poster Project of 2020. The poster conveys thoughts about 2020 social issues, including racial injustice, white supremacy, and COVID-19 health protocol. The poster conveys the opinion that health, particularly wearing a face mask, is what makes America great, rather than hate or fear, represented by a Ku Klux Klan mask and a balaclava, respectively.

Arte Chambers is a printmaker and attended Indiana University Southeast for printmaking. His style is influenced by comics and video game manuals. The themes of his art pieces are inspired by American social issues, social disruptions, and dialogues about human issues.

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Kentucky COVID-19 Poster Project, The Filson Historical Society

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021PR3.06

Citation

Chambers, Arte, “"What Makes Us Great", Arte Chambers,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed July 16, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3123.

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