Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Burkina Faso's Women feature in "Visual Interchange: The Context of Community" Exhibition of Unbound Visual Arts!

Exciting news: photographs of women leaders and community activists from Burkina Faso are portrayed in a new UVA exhibition recently launched at Athan’s Gallery in Brookline, Massachusetts. The exhibit, entitled “Visual Interchange: The Context of Community” explores the ways in which pieces of art, when viewed together, can affect the way we perceive each work. Like the communities we thoughtfully build in our daily lives, a community of art builds bridges between artists and viewers, while enriching perspectives.

This exhibit will then be "traveling" to the new Harvard Allston Education Portal.

Here are the entries from Burkina Faso, Community, Then and Community, Now:

Community, Then: In the privacy of her courtyard in the 1970s, a West African female leader shares community concerns with Mrs. Scholastique Kompaoré, National Coordinator of the UNESCO Women's Education Project, Burkina Faso             
(9x12 B&W film photo: by/© Brenda Gael McSweeney, mid-70s)

Community, Now: Three decades later, a women's group in West Africa's Burkina Faso meets in public to celebrate progress in community livelihoods and female literacy

(9x12 digital color photo:by/© Brenda Gael McSweeney, 2007)

Artists: the Exhibition features members of the UVA Board of Directors and Council of Advisors: Tsun Ming Chmielinski, Susan Loomis, Francis Gardino, Ruth Rieffanaugh, Brenda Gael McSweeney and Sarah Berry, and UVA member Sarah Smigliani.

                             Painting image: Tsun Ming Chmielinski, Family Time, Sumi-e

UVA's Guest Curator Julia Ryan

Exhibition statement at: http://goo.gl/j8tDFo

Visit UVA’s Exhibition at:
1621 Beacon St., Brookline, Massachusetts
Washington Square
Open 8:00 am - 11:00 pm daily