Alexis Dixon, a friend of mine, recently emailed me that he was working on a new project and I’m already hyped because I remember the last project which was the first of the “Notes to Our Sons and Daughters” series.
That was a wonderful evening, with a beautiful collection of photographs so I’d say the next show, “My Sister’s Voice,” is a must go for anyone who can go.
This stylized black and white international photographic collection is unveiled to us by Alexis and the Center for Community Solutions (CCS) which provides prevention and intervention services for violence and abuse.
Forty evocative portraits of women from diverse generations and cultures will be featured, captured by renowned photographer Pablo Mason.
Each photograph is accompanied by a short video documentary and “note,” sharing a life lesson important enough to be passed on to the next generation, our “sons and daughters.”
The remarkable women of the photographic exhibition will be in attendance – coming from the San Diego region, and from all corners of the globe: Bosnia-Herzegovina, India, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Sudan.
Verna Griffin-Tabor, of CCS, says regarding what these women represent:
“Finding and celebrating one’s voice is a powerful way to eliminate oppression and
violence that depends on the power of shaming a victim into silence.”
About them Alexis says, “
On their faces we can glimpse the wisdom they’ve
gained from life. From their thoughtful observations, we, all of us, regardless of gender,
are invited to a greater understanding of our shared humanity.”
Put simply it’s all to celebrate the courage, beauty and voice of humanity through the photographs of women.
Also at this celebration of life there will be beverage stations that are easy to get to, hosted by Mamma Chia, Azul, and Riviera magazine which is providing a signature cocktail for the festivities.
And last but not least, by any means (based on “delicious” alone can’t describe the food at the last exhibition), there will be an extraordinary culinary experience as female chefs from San Diego lay out their prepared specialties at hosted food stations throughout the venue.
When: June 6, 2014
5 PM VIP Reception
6-9 PM General Reception and Exhibit
Where: Broadway Pier and Pavillion
1000 North Harbor Drive
Tickets:$175 each for general admission
$250 each for VIP (includes private tour with photographer and celebrity host)
Contact: Jennifer Lynaugh
(858) 272-5777 ext. 151
Ernie McCray says
I forgot to mention: “The complete photographic collection, along with the women’s bios, will be transformed into a stunning, yet moving, oversized coffee-table book that will be available for purchase beginning June 6.”
So now you know.