Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking


January 9 - March 7, 2014

Opening Reception & Meet the Artist: Friday, January 9, 7-9pm
Artists' Talk Saturday, February 7, 3:30pm

This January, in collaboration with ArtWorks for Freedom, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to use the power of art in the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking, we present Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking, featuring photography by Kay Chernush and an installation by Barbara Liotta. In this eye-opening exhibition we hope to transform public attitudes, inspire anti-trafficking action, and give voice to survivors. The aesthetic allure of Kay Chernush's striking images draws the viewer in, pulling back layers that reveal survivors' realities, while Barbara Liotta's installation addresses translucent lives and razor boundaries.

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Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking will be open from January 9 - March 7, 2015. Join us at the Opening Reception on Friday, January 9th from 7-9pm.

Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking will also feature special events led by the show's curator and featured artist, Kay Chernush.

Artists' Talk -- Saturday, February 7, 3:30pm

Join us for a rare chance to meet the featured artists, Kay Chernush & Barbara Liotta, as they discuss their process in creating work to impact the fight against human trafficking. A reception will follow the dialogue where visitors can engage the artists with their questions.

Suns are Suns - words, music, and movement by Dawn Saito-- Thursday, February 19, 6:30pm

Actress, writer, Butoh dancer & choreographer Dawn Saito will perform an excerpt from her multidisciplinary theatre piece about a trafficked woman. Afterward, join our discussion about art and social change, with Dawn and ArtWorks for Freedom founder & director, Kay Chernush.

All artwork will be available for sale during the exhibition, with proceeds supporting the artists, ArtWorks for Freedom, and Smith Center's cancer support programs.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 11am-5pm, Saturday, 11am-3pm, and by appointment.

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery is located at 1632 U Street, in Northwest DC
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