Former ECSF Raises Money for Internship Site

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A photo from Naomi Safran-Hon's exhibit “Healing, Community and Transformation: Student Visions from Johannesburg"

 
June 16, 2008

2006 Ethics Center Student Fellow Naomi Safran-Hon ’08 has raised $1,000 for the Art Therapy Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, from the sale of her work in an exhibit that explored how art can be a means of healing and a powerful tool for change. Called “Healing, Community and Transformation: Student Visions from Johannesburg,” the exhibit was mounted at Brandeis’ Women’s Studies Research Center from January 16 to February 26, 2008.

As an Ethics Center Student Fellow, Safran-Hon worked with AIDS orphans at the Art Therapy Centre. Her photographs from that experience were included in the show as well as linocut prints created by students of the Artist Proof Studio, a community-based art center in Johannesburg that teaches printmaking skills to underprivileged students. A 2008 Ethics Center Student Fellow, Catherine McConnell ’10, is interning this summer at Artist Proof Studio.