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Exhibition: The Butterfly People — Photographs by Katherine Abegg
March 1, 2013 - April 30, 2013
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) is delighted to announce an exhibition of color photographs of the Samburu people of Kenya and their surroundings, taken by artist Katherine Abegg. Kenya may conjure images of breathtaking vistas of forest and savannah framed by towering mountains and those are on display here, but what truly takes one’s breath away here is the people. The openness of heart and spirit between photographer and subject is the subject of this collection.
Please join us for a Closing Reception with artist Katherine Abegg on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 7:40 – 9 pm. We need to raise an additional $625 to send one Samburo child to school next year.
There will be an Opening Reception with the artist on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 6 – 8 pm. The exhibition will continue through May 3, and proceeds from sales of the prints will go toward a scholarship fund to send one Samburo child to secondary school.
About Katherine Abegg
Katherine has been studying and teaching A Course In Miracles with CRS for 7 years. Through the study of ACIM, she has learned to cultivate a creative life and to explore the world with greater courage and presence of mind. As an actor, Katherine has performed in short films and in performance art pieces. She has worked in fashion and millinery for several years, developing fabrics and making headpieces. She has recently ventured into the world of photography and is thrilled to have her first exhibition at CRS. More….
That’s Samburu for “hello.” As many of you know, I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya last fall. I was travelling with my dear friend Linda, who introduced me to the Samburu people. For two weeks we stayed in the village of N’Donyo Wasin, which is several hours away from cell phone reception, ATM machines and hot showers. We pitched tents in a downpour, dined with (and inadvertently on) huge quantities of bugs, quenched our thirst with warm beer and danced under the vast night sky.
Each day was like an era, each minute diffused into hours by the equatorial sun. But the days were full as we read with the schoolchildren, ventured to the outlying villages and cooked with the warriors. The Samburu people were unabashedly open and welcoming. I was immediately hooked. Their stoicism, their dignity, their innocence and lack of cynicism were deeply impressive and humbling.
— Katherine Abegg