Opening Reception | Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking


- Friday, January 9th, 7-9pm

Join us on Friday, January 9th from 7-9pm for the Opening Reception of Bought and Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking, that features photography from Kay Chernush, and an installation piece by Barbara Liotta that helps to shed light on the dark world of human trafficking.

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. 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; 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. There will be an Artists' Talk on Saturday, February 7 at 3:30pm. 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.

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery is located at 1632 U Street, in Northwest DC
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All of our specially featured Jackson Family Wines & Monument Fine Wines are available for purchase at Calvert Woodley!