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Re: [bookartsconnection] December art sale

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  • zoe timlin
    sounds very exciting...i and my roomate would both love to participate. keep us posted! sally ... __________________________________________________ Do You
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 4, 2001
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      sounds very exciting...i and my roomate would both
      love to participate. keep us posted! sally

      --- Jill Littlewood <jill@...>
      wrote:
      > 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
      > media.
      >
      > 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
      > publicized.
      >
      > 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.
      > 8th.
      >
      > I hope this is a big success for everyone.
      >
      > Jill Littlewood
      > 435 E. Pedregosa
      > Santa Barbara, Ca.93103
      > 898-9260
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been
      > removed]
      >
      >


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