Photos from Opening Night of the Women Artists and Writers: Compassion, Creativity, and Courage Exhibit to Benefit Amirah, Summer Exhibit, 2016
Installation shot (above) by Janel Houton
Poet Colleen Michaels, singer Rachel McCartney, and poets Jennifer Martelli and Jennifer Jean (right)
Opening night mingling (right and below)
Laurette Folk, editor of The Compassion Anthology with poet and associate editor Jennifer Jean (right and below)
Poet and associate editor Jennifer Martelli reading to the crowd (right and bottom)
Many thanks to those who made opening night a success, including Elliott Grinnell, gallery manager at Porter Mill; Stephanie Clark, executive director of Amirah; Jennifer Jean and Jennifer Martelli, associate editors of The Compassion Anthology; Olivia Kate Cerrone, writer and writing mentor for the Afghan Women's Writing Project; singer-songwriter Rachel McCartney; poet Colleen Michaels; our artists including Claudette Dean, Sara Gately, Tara White, Constance Festo Lafond, Janel Houton, Jill Slaymaker, Nancy Wells, Sara Roizen, Julia Travers, Vicki Caira, Michele Kenna, Isabelle Peabody, Tarin McAdoo Comer and Jacksanna McAdoo Comer, Viviene Lowe, Nancy Priest; and our poets Amy Jo Trier-Walker, Tara Masih, Jennifer Markell, Holly Guran, Heather Nelson, and Bahareh Amidi.
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