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Lawrence Benenson - “Vote for Me and I’ll Set You Free"

Ever since the establishment of our democracy, citizens of the United States have demonstrated both pleasure and disgust with their government by exercising their right to vote.

The exhibit, “Vote for Me and I’ll Set You Free: Works from the Collection of Lawrence B. Benenson,” at the Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, New York, draws on historical documents, artifacts and works of contemporary art to examine the act of voting and the role of the public and the artist in the political process.

WAMC's Bob Barrett spoke with collector Lawrence Benenson earlier this week about the items from his collection on display at the exhibit.

Bob has been a part of the WAMC family since 2001. He currently produces and hosts National Production's The Best Of Our Knowledge. Over the years, Bob has produced The Environment Show and The Health Show for National Productions and hosted weekend mornings on WAMC for a decade. In addition to producing TBOOK, he is currently a reporter and on air host at WUWF Public Radio at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.