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Meet ArtCorps Artist Isabel Carrió at Photo Exhibit Opening on Thursday September 15, 2011

artcorps Friday, September 9th, 2011

Please join us for the opening of the Second Annual ArtCorps Photo Exhibit and a talk by ArtCorps Artist Isabel Carrió on September 15 in Danvers, MA.

ArtCorps Artist Isabel Carrió, the exhibit’s main photographer, will share stories about her experience using Art for Social Action to build stronger communities in Guatemala. This is a rare opportunity to hear firsthand from one of our artists in the field!

Women of Puruhla sit in front of their portraits at city hall, ArtCorps Artist Isabel Carrió, FUNDENOR Aq'ab'al, GuatemalaFor our second annual photo exhibit, we selected the theme of “International Women’s Day” in honor of the 100th anniversary of the global women’s rights effort. The selected images depict women and girls of all ages engaged in improving their lives and communities, within the Central American reality of gender inequity.

For a sneak preview of the exhibit, read about Alida, the girl whose dream of being an artist in residence came true for one day, and Doña Feliza, who was photographed by Isabel for the “Women of Puruhla” series installed in her city hall this past International Women’s Day.

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2011

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Cell Signaling Technology, 3 Trask Lane, Danvers, MA (directions)

Program: Talk by ArtCorps Artist Isabel Carrió with Q & A from 4:00 – 4:30 pm, followed by a wine and cheese reception.

Special thanks to our corporate sponsors and volunteers for making this annual exhibit possible and helping us to share the power of Art for Social Action! Our host and corporate sponsor Cell Signaling Technology has made this event free and open to the public. Additional thanks to The Finer Image in Danvers for donating the printed images, to Art Focus for curating the exhibit, to George Tzertzinis for his creative input and editing and to all of the ArtCorps Artists, partners and staff who share their work with us.

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