Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Opening Night Show: Art Crimes featuring the work of Jocelyn Weiss
Join The Dunes for an opening night show of Art Crimes, featuring the photography of Jocelyn Weiss for Murmur.

"Heart disease is a significant cause of illness and death in Nepali children and adults, with 15% of the population affected. Congenital and rheumatic heart diseases, uncommon in economically developed countries such as the U.S., remain leading causes of death in Nepali children and young adults. These and other health issues are in Nepal are exacerbated by widespread poverty, limited access to healthcare and lack of educational resources. 

“Murmur” documents in images the experiences I had and the people I met while participating as part of a 2010 medical team volunteering in Nepal. We provided basic health exams to women and children in the remote village of Sabhug. In Pokhara, we taught health education aimed at prevention and conducted medical exams on men, women and children with heart disease. Finally, we spent time both teaching and learning from physicians at the Shahid Gangalal National Heart Centre in the relatively urban Kathmandu."

A portion of all sales will be donated to Namlo International, supporting efforts in Sahbung.

Friday, May 4th 
7 to 10 p.m.
The Dunes
1402 Meridian Place, NW (Columbia Heights Metro),
Washington, DC

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