reflects on the reality of those who live under one of the many forms of
in a time when those who are in charge exercise their power freely through
violence, war, verbal and physical domination.
2002, over 890,000 children were “determined” to be victims of child abuse
or neglect. The rate of “proven” victimization is 12.3 children per 1000.
4 million women are victims of severe assaults by boyfriends and husbands
damage of slavery on the African American women still propagates itself
today through music videos, derogatory language and a scarcity of positive
and productive mates.
were nearly 2 million deaths in Sudan, of which, over 600,000 were children
14,500 civilians have died in Iraq
4,000 Palestinians and 1,039 Israelis have died in the Intifada
As a country, we often carry
the banner of freedom and democracy around the world. Are these the
statistics of success? What about the rights of the innocent, the children,
the women and those without voices? What would the message of
Martin Luther King, Jr. be if he were alive today? What issues would he be
addressing and challenging the American people to think about? These are the questions the exhibit
seeks to address.
"400+ Years After”
David Carroll – mixed media
David captures and reflects on the voices of women and
especially of the African American woman. An expresses their cry for
freedom. Freedom from the damage of slavery. Freedom from the pain of
their past. Freedom from the chains that bind them and their dreams.
Kimberly Varnadoe – mixed media
Kim captures and reflects on the “injustice, neglect
and abuse of children and other innocents”.
"LUMIERE ET FEMMES
Jean-Christian Rostagni –
Jean-Christian captures and reflects on voices around
the world. Often we forget that we live in a larger world community, and
in doing so, we also forget that we have an impact on that larger
community. We forget that sanctions not only impact governments, but also
impact communities. We forget that devaluing countries also devalues its
people, religion and way of life. We reach the point where we cannot even
hear their voices.
Selling Bread, Jerusalem”
Peter Armenia – photographer
Peter also reminds us that we live in a larger world
community, and brings to life the realties of the children of Palestine
and women of Vietnam.
"Mother and Child”
Javier Alarcon – painter and photographer
Javier captures and reflects on the voices of the
single parents in our society, and looks into the hearts of those left
behind when a soldier has fallen.
non-profit United Way agency that provides safety, support, and awareness
to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault, will
be at the reception to help enlighten us on some of the issues of this
segment of our community.
The Martin Luther
King, Jr. Taskforce of Cary, Inc. brings you this exhibtion of visual
artists as part of its MLK,
Jr. Dreamfest 2005 celebration. The exhibit is curated by Elliott Blades and
will run from Jan. 14 - Feb 23, 2005 at the Page-Walker Arts &
Hestory Center in Cary, NC. Easily accessible from the Raleigh, Durham and
Chapel Hill areas.
The event is
co-sponsored by the Town of Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resouces
Department and the Page-Walker Arts & History
Works from this
exhibition will be available for sale.
To arrange for a tour
or lecture, or to arrange for an exhibition at your corporate office,
lobby, gallery or museum, phone (919) 363-9874.
Gallery Hours: Mon -
Thurs, 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. For Page-Walker Gallery information
phone (919) 460-4963. For Exhibition/Artist information phone (919)