It is my pleasure to invite you to an exhibition I am proud to be part of opening this Saturday at the Beverly Arts Center.
Apr 18 – May 18
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, IL 60655
Reception May 3, 7 – 9pm
The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions is a fine art exhibition created to raise awareness of global criminal traditions. Criminal traditions are ancient, ongoing rituals that kill or maim millions each year, yet are rarely considered crimes. They include honor killing, child marriage,acid attacks, bride burning and more. Each piece of art included in the Breaking Criminal Traditions exhibition-has been selected to allude to the issues without being overtly obvious. The content of the show walks a blurred line between the horrifying reality of the world in which we live and the intense beauty of empowerment and freedom. In creating awareness and beginning a dialogue, we can support those affected by encouraging change-change that can only come from within each culture.
Cheryl Jefferson, Author & Producer
Richard Laurent, Award Winning Painter & Producer
Chuck Gniech, Exhibition Curator
Learn more at: http://www.breakingcriminaltraditions.com