Saturday, January 3, 2015

Innocence Lost, Lives Shattered----Do Something ... Do Justice

Although very short notice, a good opportunity has come up where your work that was in the WCA-GA Dolls in the City show, organized by Loretta Paraguassu and the 2 Rules Fine Art Galley, can be shown again for a one day exhibition on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Perimeter Church located at 9500 Medlock Bridge Road – Johns Creek, GA 30097.


The “Atlanta Justice Conference” is being held from 8:30am-2:30pm on the 31st  where approximately 300 or more people will be attending from across this area to learn more about Human and Sex Trafficking. WCA-GA has been invited to put together a visual arts component – an exhibition relating to this topic.  See the information below listing the program’s speakers. More information about the conference is available at this link.

There is room for about 30 art works (2-D – ready to be hung work)  on the provided 2 sided  panels. 

To make it easy for you, if you want to participate
·         Let Flora Rosefsky know by this Tues. January 6, 2015 - if you want to participate, and if so – which  of up to 3 work(s)  you want to show. Attach a lo-res or med-res jpg for each work. Provide  your name, title of the work, and its dimensions (including the frame). 
Can submit up to 3 images.

·         All  artists up to 30 submissions will be exhibited. Please send us up to 3 images each.  

·        Work can be dropped off at Callahan McDonough’s loft residence at  the Sager Lofts,- 455 Glen Iris Drive NE – Unit #L – Atlanta 30308
(not too far from VA Highlands) on Wednesday,, January 28th between 10am – 1pm

·         Note that Callahan is willing  to  take the work to the church in time to install it on Friday, January 30th  along with the help of Maxine Hess, who lives in Woodstock. 
They need one other volunteer to help install 

·         Callahan and Maxine plan to attend the conference on Sat. Jan. 31stThere is a nominal fee of around $15 to attend. All participants are welcome.  
·         Callahan and Maxine will take down the show Saturday evening. The work will be returned to Callahan’s loft.
·         Pick up of your work at Callahan’s loft  on Wed. February 4th,  between 10am -1pm

Many people, who have a strong interest in this particular issue of human and sex trafficking will be attending this event, where they will not only see your work, but will engage in the conversation or dialogue which the art’s message addresses. It is a great way to show the public the depth of creativity and message oriented work from the talents of our WCA-GA members. 

Be sure you get back to us  by next Tuesday, January

The  WCA-GA task force committee working on this issue is developing  other educational and exhibition opportunities. The Dolls in the City exhibition was an excellent beginning for WCA-GA to get involved. Thank you Loretta!

With best regards for a good year ahead in 2015-
The WCA-GA Human/Sex Trafficking steering committee
Maxine Hess – Callahan McDonough – Flora Rosefsky – Ruth Schowalter

About the Conference Program (from Lynn Traynor, chair  (678) 462-5913)

Innocence Lost,  Lives Shattered
Join us as we gather as a city to confront the exploitation of the vulnerable in our midst.  Keynote Speaker Vernon Keenan, Director of the GBI, will open our eyes to the realities in our city followed by your choice of educational and action inspiring breakout sessions suited for all levels of interest and involvement. Come find your place in the battle. 
  Do Something ... Do Justice

Other speakers and Breakout Session Leaders Include:

Hillary DeJarnett - Haven Atlanta/Salvation Army
Jeff Shaw - Out of Darkness   
Mary Frances Bowley - Wellspring Living- Founder
Street Grace - "DMST 101"
Sgt. Torry Kennedy - SVU Dekalb Co 
Lyn Thompson - Founder, Truckers Against Trafficking 
Judge Cassandra Kirk - Fulton Co. Juvenile Court 
Promise 686 - Foster Care and DMST
Stuart Griffin: FACE - (Fathers Against Child Exploitation) 
Pastor Bruce Deel - "Caring for the Victims"
Sen. Renee Unterman- "Legislative Concerns and Involvement"
Tiffany Sawyer - GCCA - "Child Sexual Abuse and DMST"
Kelly Stewart - Johns Creek City Council - Asian Massage Parlors-"In Your Neighborhood"
Operation Liberate - The Criminal Element "In your Neighborhood"

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