|By Jack Gordon (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, November 01, 2006 - 9:58 am: Edit Post|
You are Invited to a Launch Party for
an emerging non-profit organization that supports community-based art and media projects worldwide.
This special one-night showcase, co-sponsored by Megaphone Project and Art on Purpose, will feature a stunning exhibition of hand-made, all-natural silk shawls by Madagascarâ€™s Firaisankina Silk Weavers Cooperative, an association of over 100 women from three generations dedicated to promoting and preserving traditional Malagasy silk weaving. Alongside Firaisankinaâ€™s shawls, called lambas in Malagasy, will be portrait photography of the weavers by Prism director, Jack Gordon, and photography produced by the Soatanana youth photo club.
When: Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 (please note change in date)
Doors open at 7pm
Where: The Cork Gallery
1601 Guilford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202
Entrance on Federal Street - Buzzer # 9
Cover: Donations Encouraged
Take Home a Piece of the Exhibition! Firaisankinaâ€™s shawls as well as photo prints will be available for purchase at this event. All purchases are considered tax-deductible donations to Prism, whose temporary fiscal sponsor is Art on Purpose. 100% of all funds raised go towards assisting Firaisankina and future Prism projects. (Check or cash only please)
For more information, visit www.prism-media.org
RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org