THE OPENING OF THE EXHIBIT AT THE CARTER CENTER – SEPT. 13, 2016

 

What an honor to have the inaugural exhibition of Our Sister’s Keeper take place at the Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. I felt proud and humble at the same time!

I previewed the exhibit the day before the opening and was overwhelmed with emotion to see “my women” displayed so beautifully. The images are 30” x 40” and are displayed, along with my writings, on 25 walls that are 8 feet tall and 12 feet wide.

On the morning of the 12th I gave a talk to the docents and toured the exhibit with them. They were all very interested in the photography and the human rights issues that I talked about. I emphasized that my intent is to show the beauty and strength of these women, but to give information about the human rights abuses of “at risk” women and girls.

My books arrived in the afternoon of the 13th. I was thrilled to see the entire exhibit so beautifully represented in the book.   I have donated 1,000 copies to the Carter Center Forum on Women. The funds will go directly to support the work of Karin Ryan and her staff.

In the early evening I was introduced to the audience that was attending President and Mrs. Carter’s “Conversations” event. I spoke about Our Sister’s Keeper and that President Carter has declared that the abuses of women and girls is the number one issue in the world today.. Books went on sale immediately after and I spent some time signing purchased copies.

The evening ended with the Carter’s giving an update on their current activities at the Center.

What a wonderful experience this has been.

Included below are several photographs taken by my friend and mentor Keron Psillas..

Visit www.oursisterskeeper.org for more information.

Marie talking to a visitor
Marie talking to a visitor
Viewers at the opening
Viewers at the opening
View of part of the exhibit before the opening
View of part of the exhibit before the opening
Marie giving a talk
Marie giving a talk
Karin Ryan, Marie, Dr. Evans, John
Karin Ryan, Marie, Dr. Evans, John
John, Sylvia, Marie, Cami
John, Sylvia, Marie, Cami
My husband John and I at the entrance to exhibit
My husband John and I at the entrance to exhibit
Unloading books in the Book Store
Unloading books in the Book Store

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