‘Vaccinate’ art exhibit unveiled at Nebraska Capitol

The exhibit features 46 posters that promote COVID-19 vaccination

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – An exhibition titled “Vaccinate” will be on display at the Nebraska Capitol from April 18 to 29.

The show features 46 posters in varying styles that promote COVID-19 vaccination acceptance.

The show is part of a public health education project spearheaded by the Worlds of Connections team at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Meghan Leadabrand, project coordinator for Worlds of Connections, said the exhibition is an effort to help educate the public about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, but the artwork will affect viewers in other ways, too.

“I was impressed by the art, especially all of the emotions that are in the different pieces,” Leadabrand said. “Some pieces make me feel so hopeful. Another one reminds me of the loneliness and isolation we felt early in the pandemic, and it really touches my heart.

The team began soliciting artwork submissions for the project in November.

The contest received 66 submissions from artists in Nebraska, California, Oregon, Mexico and more.

The submissions were judged and selected by a multidisciplinary team of artists, scientists and doctors.

Each selection was awarded a $600 prize.

The exhibition includes 34 posters selected from the submissions, with an additional 12 posters commissioned from comic artist, writer and Husker alumnus Bob Hall and Ho-Chunk multidisciplinary artist Henry Payer.

The artwork will also be featured in social media campaigns, available for download from the Worlds of Connections website after the Capitol exhibition and appear in a book slated for publication in 2023.

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