Malagasy Silk Exhibition on 12 December in Baltimore

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By Jack Gordon ( 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 Madagascarâs Firaisankina Silk Weavers Cooperative, an association of over 100 women from three generations dedicated to promoting and preserving traditional Malagasy silk weaving. Alongside Firaisankinaâs 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
Fourth Floor

Cover: Donations Encouraged

Take Home a Piece of the Exhibition! Firaisankinaâs 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)

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