Saturday, December 14, 2013

UNITWIN/UNESCO Photo Exhibit at Boston City Hall

The UNESCO/UNITWIN Network at Boston University is excited to announce the launch of an exhibit on women shaping history in Burkina Faso at City Hall in Boston, Massachusetts, as a part of a larger "All Things Change" show hosted by Unbound Visual Arts (UVA) and the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events. UVA is the newest affiliate of the UNESCO/UNITWIN on Gender, Culture & Development. The component of the exhibit titled "All Things Change: Evolving Roles of Burkinabé Women" follows the progression of roles taken on by women in this West African nation, and the impact that they have had on the development of the country. "Equality Burkina" team member Scholastique Kompaoré features prominently among the six Burkinabé women whose work and achievements are highlighted in the exhibit. The "All Things Change" exhibition, curated by UVA Executive Director John Quatrale, was showcased in an article in the Boston Globe, here!

Above, an educational poster describing the Burkina entries

The exhibit will run from late November to December 31, 2013, at City Hall in the Scollay Square Gallery. On December 12, a reception was held for the public and the artists. Brenda Gael McSweeney and Rose O'Connell-Marion represented the Boston University UNITWIN team at the reception, enthusiastically sharing the story of female empowerment in Burkina Faso. 

The All Things Change Exhibit has now been invited to show at the Harvard Educational Portal for the first several months of 2014! 

At left, Unbound Visual Arts Executive Director John Quatrale, with UVA Founding Member and 

Exhibiting Photographer Brenda Gael McSweeney and Founding Member-Artist Anita Helen Cohen.

Boston University Research Assistant Rose O'Connell-Marion (left) with Nicole, 
a member of the Brighton community who has worked in East Africa.

At center, Marion and Stan Freedman-Gurspan who have spent time in Burkina, pictured with John Quatrale at right, 
interacting with the representative of an arts coalition.

See more All Things Change Reception photos!