Safe Passage Guatemala: Fotografia desde la zona 3, an exhibit of photographs taken by students at Safe Passage will open at The Scrap Exchange on Friday, August 20. Safe Passage is a non-profit organization working to provide a safe alternative for children living around and working in the Guatemala City garbage dump. Eight Guatemalan students have been learning basic photography techniques and have taken pictures of many vivid aspects in and around their lives. The photographs will be for sale, and proceeds will benefit the Safe Passage photography club so they can continue taking pictures! The exhibit will also feature wonderful handmade jewelry fabricated by a group of mothers from Safe Passage. The recycled paper jewelry is for sale and proceeds benefit the mothers, who are part of the Adult Literacy Program.
The Scrap Exchange/Safe Passage exhibit grew out of a trip to Guatemala by Durham artists Bryant Holsenbeck, Julia Gartrell and Bonnie Wright who taught a Scrap Exchange-style art workshop there earlier in the summer. They worked closely with Safe Passage Art Program Director (and Durhamite) Carlyn Wright-Eakes, who has worked tirelessly to bring art to the children. The opening runs from 6-9pm at The Scrap Exchange (548 Foster Street), through September 11th. The exhibit will be open to the public during store hours.
The Scrap Exchange is located at 548 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701. Call (919)-688-6960 with any questions.