sounds very exciting...i and my roomate would both
love to participate. keep us posted! sally
--- Jill Littlewood <jill@...
> Dear Friends,
> On December 1st I will be hosting a sale of
> handicrafts made by Afghan women in the refugee
> camps in Pakistan. The sale is a fund raiser for
> RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of
> Afghanistan (where it is revolutionary to teach a
> girl to read and owning any book besides the Koran
> is a crime). Last year the sale was a success when
> very few people knew of the plight of women in that
> part of the world; this year the sale will probably
> attract many more people.
> I mention this because I have been fixing up a small
> gallery adjacent to the sale and this will be its
> maiden show. Eventually I hope to have book arts
> shows there, as well as mail art and paper arts
> shows. It may even be the beginning of a Book Arts
> Center in Santa Barbara. But for December 1st I
> have asked artist friends if they would like to hang
> their work and split the money 50/50 with RAWA. I
> extend this invitation to this group, with these
> caveats: 1. I have never done this so I'm not sure
> what to expect, and 2. this would not be a good
> venue for delicate books but more for collages or
> works we can hang on walls and cards that can be
> sold at a table. There is a lovely garden space for
> ceramics and sculpture if anyone has work in those
> I have not set any theme for this show but themes
> of the holidays and of peace are obvious.
> If you are interested please get in touch with me
> after November 17th. If you want to know more
> about this subject, Tahmeena Faryal, the Foreign
> Ambassador from RAWA, will be speaking at the Earl
> Warren Showgrounds on Nov. 16th. There will be lots
> of literature and the handicraft show will be well
> I am quite nervous about handling all this so if you
> want to lend support that would be welcome too. I
> expect to hang the show several days before the sale
> so I can concentrate on the tables and etcetera the
> day of the sale. And whereas the gallery is in a
> cozy room, the rest of the sale is in my yard, so if
> it rains everything will be postponed until Dec.
> I hope this is a big success for everyone.
> Jill Littlewood
> 435 E. Pedregosa
> Santa Barbara, Ca.93103
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