Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Free Biscet

The man on the left is Dr. Oscar Biscet, a Cuban physician who has been jailed and tortured for simply asking for change in Cuba. Dr. Biscet is a follower of the Dalai Lama, Thoreau, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and wants to bring democracy and justice to Cuba.

The Spanish words say: "Oscar Biscet - He asked for change and they made him a prisoner. Barack Obama - He asked for change and they made him President.

What’s important to you?

In cooperation with Nevin Kelly Gallery, local artists Sondra N. Arkin and Judy Byron are soliciting the public’s help in creating a collaborative work of art. The work is to be included as the artists’ contribution to a group exhibition entitled “What’s Important Now? that will run from November 19 through December 12 in the gallery’s space at 1400 Irving Street, NW in Washington (Unit 132).

Arkin and Byron are asking the public to answer the question “what’s important to you?” (in 10 words or less) by logging onto Individuals can answer as many times as they wish, subject only to the 10-word limit per response.

The public can follow the project on Facebook [Key word: Important2you] and on Twitter @important2you. The final product will be revealed at an opening reception for the exhibition, which will take place at the gallery on November 19 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The public is invited.