Art is a powerful way to communicate with an audience. I have chosen an image from my photographic exhibit currently at the Carter Presidential Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, to make a statement about sex trafficking, through my textile art. My artist friend Debra Calkins, has been addressing this issue through her art for some time. She put together a textile exhibit, which includes my art piece, and will be on view next weekend at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.
Here is my contributing art piece and the announcement of the exhibit.
EXHIBIT ANNOUNCEMENT : AN EXHIBIT ON THE SEX SLAVE TRADE COMES TO WHIDBEY ISLAND
Prostitution is said to be the oldest profession in the world. The reality is that prostitution is the oldest ongoing abuse. Unmade Bed is an exhibit of visual art that tackles the heart response to the sex slave trade. We hold in our hands and hearts the ability to stop this inhumane practice.
Participating artists from western Washington invite the public to come and respond to this powerful topic and exhibit. The art ranges from photography to encaustic to video to fiber by artists: Debra Calkins, Christina Fairley-Erickson, Jan Fisher, Julie Gautier-Downs, Mary Hilkey, Barbara Matthews, Marie Plakos, Diane Reardon, and Cheryl Weisz.
This exhibit will be at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, located at 565 Camano Ave, Langley, WA. The exhibit opening will be on October 7, 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The exhibit will extend to October 8, 1:00pm – 7:30 pm, and October 9, 12:30pm – 2:00pm.