Violet Protest is a public engagement art project by artist Ann Morton and reaching across all 50 states. It is funded by public donations and the Phoenix Art Museum. Volunteers will use textiles to make 8” squares: half-red, half-blue, to create a colossal visual gesture of friendly protest and encouragement to bipartisanship.
Facilitated in Red Lodge by Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Montana participants will create their squares at home and in groups in the month of June. These 50 blocks and information on the project will be displayed at Honey’s Café for the month of July, then mailed on to the exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum. Once that exhibition is over, each of the 535 members of the 117th Congress will be sent 50 squares with the name and location of each maker.