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Layer By Layer: Storytelling with Saris at the Brentwood Arts Exchange

Photo courtesy of The Brentwood Arts Exchange.

Photo courtesy of The Brentwood Arts Exchange.

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Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14 from 5pm to 8pm.

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The exhibition runs September 9 through October 19, 2013.

Monica Jahan Bose in collaboration with women of the Katakhali Cooperative, Bangladesh and Filmmaker Nandita Ahmed present Layer By Layer: Storytelling with Saris.

Layer By Layer premieres the ongoing, collaborative printmaking and story project Her Words: Storytelling with Saris, highlighting the achievement of literacy by women in the remote island community of Katakhali, Bangladesh. Katakhali is artist/activist Monica Jahan Bose’s ancestral village and part of an eco-empowerment program started by Samhati, a Maryland-based non-profit group founded by Bangladeshi-American women. In Storytelling with Saris, Bose collaborates with 12 Katakhali women who have survived successive cyclones, learned to read, and rebuilt their lives as they continue to improve their community. Through this project, Bose expanded her interest in printmaking to learn woodblock printing from the women of her ancestral village. In January 2013, she traveled to Bangladesh to organize writing workshops, create 24 collaborative woodblock prints on saris, and interview the women of Katakhali. New York-based Bangladeshi filmmaker Nandita Ahmed accompanied Bose to document the project using photography and video, including the projections in this exhibition. Twelve of the saris Bose and the women of Katakhali created are displayed in Layer by Layer as part of a sari and video installation, along with Bose’s prints on paper using many of the same woodblocks.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 10am-7pm
  • Saturday: 10am-4pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Brentwood Arts Exchange in the Gateway Arts Center is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD. Contact the gallery at 301.277.2863 or tty. 301.446.6802 or visit them online atarts.pgparks.com.

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