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Social Justice Art Exhibit Opens Sept. 4 at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon

An exhibit of social justice-themed work by Vermont artist Jerry Ralya will be on display Sept. 5-28 at Quimby Gallery at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon. The exhibit is free for the public.

Ralya, whose studio is in Craftsbury Common, was inspired in part by trips to Auschwitz. From photos he took there, he drew portraits of people who died there. Some of the portraits will be displayed at Quimby Gallery.

Another piece at the gallery is a triptych, “Shouldn’t We Have Done Something?” The triptych depicts a woman who died at Auschwitz, an African American man fatally shot by police in California, and a 3-year-old Syrian refugee whose body washed up on the coast of Turkey.

Quimby Gallery is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, contact the gallery director at call 802.626-6487, or visit