Artists' Talk | Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking


- Satuday, February 7th, 3:30pm

Join us for a rare chance to meet the featured artists of our new exhibition Brought and Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking. Guest curator Kay Chernush and Barbara Liotta will discuss the profound importance of their artwork on view in the campaign to fight human trafficking. A reception will follow the dialogue where visitors can engage the artists with their questions.

Bought and Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking is presented by the gallery 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. The exhibition features photography by guest curator 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 Chernush's striking images draws the viewer in; each layered, constructed image reveals the story of a survivor of human trafficking.

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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. Also, on Thursday, February 19 at 6:30pm, join us as we welcome actress, writer, Butoh dancer, and choreographer Dawn Saito as she performs an excerpt from "Suns are Suns," her multidisciplinary theatre piece about a trafficked woman.

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.