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Human Trafficking Art Exhibition

May 2, 2013

The Artisan Lounge presents:

Human Rights | Human Wrongs
Why? Is the question. Art is the vehicle. Love is the answer.

Rights vs. Wrongs? Who will come out the winner? Are we as a community being tolerant or are we choosing to ignore issues too painful to comprehend? Our reality does not change the reality of those living in slavery, unless we have the courage to face the truth. The time has come to listen to our hearts and let the love for one another be the driving force to transform our community!

Art can elicit emotions and feelings people commonly choose to avoid or ignore. This exhibition invites the spectator to face those emotions, be confronted with the harsh reality of what is happening in front of our eyes, and learn how to navigate the resources available in our community to make a positive difference for the freedom of others.

Giselle Delgado Buraye
The Artisan Lounge

ELEUTHERIA ‘Freedom’ Collection, by artist Meg Wallace

The Eleutheria collection, a tribute to freedom, challenges one to move out of stagnation and provide love and hope to those in the midst of chaos and destruction.3 paintings were donated to Kristi House’s Project Gold, a safe home for girls rescued from the sex trade, to be auctioned at a later date. 80 percent profit from all of her originals sold at the Artisan Lounge exhibit will go to Caring For Miami, Christ Fellowship’s program against human trafficking.

Collective Exhibition:

Meg Wallace
Maria Lino
Richard Kurtz
Janet Mueller
Richard Kelley
Patricia Sowers
Silvia Yapur
Gail Ruiz
Aurora Molina
Toa Castellanos
Molly Cecile
Natalia Schonowski
Esther Mendoza
Carolina Molina
Mary Gonzalez
Carolina de Panfilis
Nathalie Alfonso
Sol Gersh
Marcos Rodriguez
Giselle Delgado Buraye

Interactive Art Pledge Board: A heart made with finger prints

Visitors can participate in creating a collective work of art to pledge to make a difference in any of the Social Issues that were discussed at exhibit.

Discussion Panel

The first of many, this panel discussion opens the conversation between social work and art. What is therole of social issues in the art world and what is the role of the artist in social issues? Between 7:45 and 8:30, visitors can engage, listen and participate in what promises to be a very touching discussion.

Confirmed Panelists as of April 18th:
Maria Clara Rodriguez, Kristi House
Meg Wallace, artist
Dr. Elizabeth Skodjal, Director Caring for Miami
Maria Castillo, Obgyn, artist, author
Jorge Vieita, Life of Freedom Center
Maria Lino, curator, professor, artist
Stephanie Green, lawyer, International Society for Human Rights
Janet Pereyra, director of arts program for Federation of Families
Willy Castellanos, Curator Aluna Art Foundation (not confirmed)



May 2, 2013

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