To bring that fight home, Denver photographer Keri Mills invited local and national artists to become modern-day abolitionists by creating pictures to go with those words. The resulting show, Arise! And Stop the Traffic! went on display January 1 in the fifth-floor Gates Reading Room Gallery at the Denver Central Library, and will remain on view through February 28.
The plight of human-trafficking victims will be further brought to light at an artist reception tonight at the library, with more words — these from spoken-word poets Suzi Q. Smith and Michael R. Bloczynski, who will perform at the event. The free reception runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway; half the proceeds from the sale of any artwork in the show will benefit Isaiah’s House, a national network of child-sex-trafficking safe homes. Visit ariseartshow.weebly.com for details.
Jan. 1-Feb. 28; Tue., Jan. 28, 6-7:30 p.m., 2014