There are just some things we don’t talk about…
First United Methodist Church invites you to shine a light into the darkness through art as we explore the pervasive sex trafficking industry in the United States through the “Artifacts of Human Trafficking” exhibit, an installation created by Austin artist, Amie Stone King, with accompanying juried, 2-D mixed media works from artists around the world based on the themes of desperation, isolation, and deceit.
The exhibit opens on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in the Murchison Chapel of the Education Building at 1201 Lavaca and will be on display until March 6, 2019. The exhibit will be open during church business hours Mondays-Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on Sundays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
More About Amie Stone King
Interested in collage and installation art and trained in drama, King’s works display a certain theatricality, inviting the viewer to not only look but to participate with mind, body and spirit. King holds a BFA in Theatre and MA in Art Museum Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Learn more at amiestoneking.com/artifacts.
“Art walks a fine line when dealing with a taboo subject. How do you welcome people into a space, call them to action through emotion and then leave them equipped with the tools needed to be part of the solution?” –King
“And you’re so numb by that point, no, not even numb—that’s not the right word, you’re gone, you’re soulless. They own you, but not just your body, they own who you are, the deepest parts of you.” –Anonymous