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Human trafficking awareness artwork on display at BIG Arts

By Staff | Jun 2, 2011

Trapped in a Box – Banner from Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships artreach exhibit

In collaboration with the Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP), BIG ARTS presents an exhibit in the Phillips Gallery through Aug. 31. On display are 11 banners created by area high school students involved in HTAP’s artreach program, an initiative aimed at educating young people about the dangers of modern day human slavery.

HTAP is dedicated to bringing the issue of human trafficking to the forefront of public consciousness through community action and by sharing resources among communities and organizations. HTAP helps to develop programs to prevent trafficking of humans by awareness and training, and to create a network of local organizations to eradicate human slavery.

For additional information about this exhibit or HTAP, contact Nola Theiss at 395-2635.

In addition to HTAP’s exhibit, BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery is also showcasing works from young artists award’s Art by Kids with Cancer and The Sanibel-Captiva Art League this summer. Phillips Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 1 to 4 p.m. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Phillips Gallery sponsored by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsors June Rosner and Russ Bilgore.

Ice Cream – art from Young Artists Award’s “Art by Kids with Cancer” exhibit

For additional information about BIG ARTS events, workshops and membership, call or visit its offices at 900 Dunlop Rd., call 395-0900, e-mail HYPERLINK “mailto:info@BIGARTS.org info@BIGARTS.org or visit BIGARTS.org.

From Sanibel Captiva Art League Exhibit: Bird of Paradise II, oil by CC Caldwell