Join Her Future Coalition in celebrating Vision for Empowerment’s second art exhibition, including photography by St. Augustine photographer, Sarah Annay, mixed-media art by designer, Jamie Galley, and a short-film by Aslyn Baringer Productions. Vision for Empowerment is a series of photography workshops and a project of Her Future Coalition, a St. Augustine-based non-profit empowering survivors of human trafficking and vulnerable women and girls worldwide. This show incorporates photographs taken by the participants in the photo workshops and shares the importance of women using their hands and creating art to share stories—here and abroad.
The exhibition is hosted by The Parlor Room, one of St. Augustine’s newest event venues, on December 7, 2017 from 6-9pm.
The Vision for Empowerment workshops were first offered in 2015 and this is our third-annual event. The next workshop series will be offered in January 2018, and all money raised at this event will go toward the project. The young women in the workshop include survivors of trafficking and other forms of gender violence and this project provides art therapy, teaches vocational skills, and gives women an opportunity to share their visual narrative with the world through photography. This exhibition will give attendees the chance to step into the streets of Calcutta and experience life through the eyes of these women.
In 2017, Aslyn Baringer, a filmmaker in St. Augustine, joined Sarah Annay and filmed the workshops for two weeks. She will share the journey of the girls and Sarah’s experience teaching photography across cultural and language barriers. Her film will be featured in the exhibition and there will also be a Q & A with all three artists.
Jamie Galley, the third featured artist, is the owner of ‘Just Make Things’, and specializes in design, branding and mixed-media art. Her pieces for this exhibition incorporate Sarah Annay’s photographs and words from her journals while abroad. ‘These Hands are Woman’ proves that art can bridge the gap between cultures—and in times like these, we must create.
‘These Hands are Woman’ is a fundraiser for Her Future Coalition and donations will be accepted at the door. For more information on the event, visit www.visionforempowerment.com.