This week is Women's Week and while you can expect the usual workshops,
forums, and parades. This year the Women's Department has added an art exhibition
to the list. The artists range from female inmates at the Hattieville to cutting
edge artists like Angela Gegg. The show opened this afternoon at the Image Factory.
Here's what it looks like.
Bernadine Waight, Inmate & Artist
"For me I see that we were together as women and the theme we came up
with, 'united women working together for a brighter future,' and this shows
that we can accomplish whatever we put our minds to. At the end of the day it
is up to us. Like I mentioned earlier, yes, we made mistakes and all we are
asking society for is to give us a chance. If we fall yes we fall but we are
asking society to give us a chance."
Carol Fonseca, Dir. Of Women's Department
"Today the work that you see here is actually the work of the female
inmates at Kolbe Correctional Facility and also the work of women's group throughout
our country who the Women's Department works along with."
The show runs for two weeks and is open to all.