Friday, December 25, 2009

ART OF THE SOUL EXHIBIT: A WOMEN'S VIEW ON SEXISM AND OPPRESSION




Hello all, I am having an exhibit in Washington DC that focuses on women's issues, those often felt but never discussed. This event is to promote truth while encouraging peace and understanding. Please take a look at the call letter below and forward to everyone, artists, organizations, companies willing to sponser, etc.
I have had an enourmous amount of support and inquiries within the past 72 hours and I want to spread the word as far as I can to make this exhibit and its message a success!

Peace:)!



Art of the Soul: A Woman’s View of Sexism & Oppression


Feb 12-28, 2010
Art of the Soul
486 K Street, NW
Washington, DC
Presented by Fever Couture
Sponsored by Hamiltonian Gallery and Albus Cavus

If oppression was art, what would it feel like? If sexism was art, what would it look like? Art of the Soul is an exhibition of the feelings, thoughts, and prejudices of those often unheard, in this event, women! Since the Victorian age, women have been a target of sin and disgracefulness, an oppression that has affected our sexuality, self-esteem, and character. Through the collaboration of fashion and visual arts, this event will educate the public on issues affecting women that are often deemed “inappropriate” to talk about.

This 18 day exhibit will explore the prevalence of female injustice present in our community. Our collaborative event will strive to facilitate communal dialogue surrounding female related issues and explore ways we can contribute to overturning these injustices, both collectively and individually. Art of the Soul will highlight and discuss the topics of self-esteem, judgment, sexism, AIDS, beauty, domestic violence, FGM (female genital mutilation), and many other issues affecting women.

What we are seeking are visual artists of all disciplines; painting, sculpture, photography, film, etc. to take part in this movement. Art of the Soul will be featured in a unique space in downtown Washington, DC with over 1200 sq ft. of wall space, large windows for display, and heavy foot traffic. We have paired up with local and national organizations, Hamiltonian Gallery, and Albus Cavus organization/artist collective, to gear this exhibit towards success.

Be a part of something great by becoming an Art of the Soul featured artist. You have the option to sell or auction your art and take part in our opening reception with over 150 expected guest where you can discuss your work, network, or explore future opportunities in the DC metropolitan area. With programming scheduled within the space throughout the life of the exhibit, Art of the Soul is more than just a collection of art but a voice for women and all others that have been oppressed.

If interested or if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact Kaira Johnson at theartandsoul.dc@gmail.com. Also, if you know any organizations or persons that would like to organize a program or workshop under the Art of the Soul, please forward this information! Let’s build to unite!

2 comments:

Josie said...

This is gonna be a breathe of fresh air. Is there a website or email list?

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