A look at the arts scene in San Diego from the curator of the Martha Pace Swift Gallery at NTC Promenade. Wes Discusses current shows and artists, multimedia links, reflections on other shows and artists and musings on all things artistic.
Ellen Dieter Returns to the Swift
The Bay Park Paintings give a beautiful taste of home
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Jeans for Justice comes to the Swift May 6th
Jeans for justice is on a mission to save young women. Through educational experiences, and art shows they inform women and girls on the growing prevalence in our country of rape by intoxication, a crime which can cause a lifetime of suffering for the victim, while being often going unreported, and unpunished. Founder Jess Johnson believes knowledge is the best defense.
Why Jeans? In 1999, an Itallian apellate court overturned a rape conviction, solely because in the courts opinion, a woman who was "...struggling with all her might..." could not be raped because her jeans could not be removed. Jeans for justice has taken the symbol of blue jeans decorated by artists and paired them with the stories of victims, and with the artists reaction to make a potent statement about empowerment, education and the need for young women to lead in their own protection. Please join us this Friday for the opening of this important show.