Gendercide Awareness Project Announces 100 MILLION MISSING Art Exhibit
The Gendercide Awareness Project (Gendap) will host a large art exhibit called 100+ Million Missing at the Fashion Industry Gallery (FIG), 1807 Ross Avenue, in the Dallas Arts District, February 10-15, 2017. The installation fills 2,000 square feet, calling attention to the world’s missing women and girls in a moving and visually powerful way.
The Gendap team has spent the last six years collecting 11,000 pairs of baby booties. Each pair represents 10,000 missing women. The booties were made by at-risk women from 40 sewing cooperatives in 30 developing countries, using materials and motifs traditional to their cultures. Together they represent the 100-125 million women who are missing due to social, man-made causes.
The Gendercide Awareness Project team also recruited professional artists to contribute works of art that respond to their installation by offering personal reactions. These will be displayed in the “Artists Respond” section of the exhibit. The artwork is powerful, poignant, and hopeful. See examples and learn more.
Fifty percent of donations made to the Gendercide Awareness Project while the exhibit runs (Feb. 10-15) will be used to educate at-risk girls in developing countries.
Most of the baby booties were made by at-risk women from 40 sewing cooperatives in 30 developing countries, using materials and motifs traditional to their cultures.
Photo Opportunity Sat. Feb. 11 6:00- 7:15 pm at the Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Avenue. Meet Gendercide Awareness Project team and artists at reception Saturday, February 11. Press please arrive 6:00 pm.