Category Archives: Call + Response

Promotional image for "The True Cost" film

Human Trafficking film screenings at Arlington Campus

Join ArtWorks for Freedom, the Mason School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and the University Libraries on Wednesday, October 18 to learn about modern slavery and human trafficking. We will be showing two documentaries: The True Cost and Not My Life.

The True Costdirected by Andrew Morgan, is a story about clothing – about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Not My Life, directed by Robert Bilheimer and narrated by Glenn Close, depicts the horrifying and dangerous practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on 5 continents over a period of 4 years, combining testimony from survivors, opinion and analysis from their advocates with vivid depictions of the exploitation, Not My Life is a powerful indictment of the global trade in human beings and the abuse of vulnerable people.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 12pm – 1:45pm (The True Cost and Not My Life) OR 7:30pm – 10pm (The True Cost).

WHERE: 5th floor, Vernon Smith Hall, Arlington Campus (within S-CAR space)

REGISTRATION: Please sign up at The event is free!

New exhibition: “Call + Response: Invisible” opens Wednesday

Fenwick Gallery is pleased to announce our newest exhibition, “Call + Response: INVISIBLE,” opening on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Call + Response is a collaboration between writers and visual artists, in which one calls and one responds. The result is a set of paired works, resonating with each other, demonstrating the interplay of artistic media, and speaking to the issues of our times.

The theme for this year’s Call + Response is INVISIBLE, developed in conversation with ArtWorks for Freedom’s campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking, “invisible crimes,” and unlawful actions against marginalized communities. The visual and literary artists participating in Call + Response begin at this point, but may diverge in their creative responses to the theme.

Be sure to join us on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 3:00-4:15pm for our opening Artists’ and Writers’ Panel, presented as part of Fall for the Book’s activities at Mason. This discussion will be followed by an walkthrough and opening reception at 4:30pm in the Fenwick Gallery, with refreshments generously provided by Argo Tea.

Learn more about the exhibition, artists, writers, and related events on the exhibition’s page here.

We hope to see you there!



Watch the Call & Response 2015: Lineage Panel Discussion

On September 30th, six artists and writers from the Call & Response 2015: Lineage Exhibition participated in a panel discussion moderated by M. Mack. The panelists discussed their collaborative process and experiences creating work for the show. The panel was part of the Fall for the Book 2015 programming.

This year’s panelists were:

Marcos L. Martínez
Benjamin Brezner
Mike Walton
Kelly Hendrickson
Nikki Brugnoli Whipkey
Qinglan Wang
Ariel Goldenthal
Anne Smith

Watch the discussion here:

View the artwork and read the poetry from the show in the exhibition catalog here.

Visit the exhibition page here.

Listen to Poetry from Call & Response 2015: Lineage Exhibition

The Call & Response exhibit is a collaboration between writers and visual artists, in which one calls and one responds. The result is a set of paired works, resonating with each other, demonstrating the interplay of artistic media, and speaking of our times. Listen to audio recordings of select poetry from the Call & Response 2015: Lineage Exhibition below and read all of the writing from the Call & Response 2015: Lineage Exhibit in the Exhibition Catalog here.

Madeline Graham & Holly Mason
Madeline copy

Madeline Graham
Cantate Domino, 2015
Matte Print
8” x 10”

Holly Mason
To Make a Shine for You 2015

Meaghan Busch & Benjamin Brezner

Meaghan Busch
Two-Eyes, Series of 4,  2015
8.5” x 5” each

Benjamin Brezner
Two-Eyes, 2015

Douglas Luman & Alice Quatrochi

Alice copy

Alice Quatrochi
Fantasy sprouts Fallow, 2015
Sculptural Book: Appropriated Paper and Handmade Flax
36” x 5” x 10”

Douglas Luman
Crop Rotation, 2015

Call & Response Panel Discussion Image Gallery

Take a look at images from last week’s panel discussion and dance performance for the Call & Response Exhibit. Thank you to panel discussion participants Benjamin Brezner, Ariel Goldenthal, Kelly Hendrickson, Marcos L. Martínez, Anne Smith, Mike Walton, Nikki Brugnoli Whipkey and Qinglan Wang. Special thanks to Ariel Goldenthal for her wonderful performance in the Gallery after the discussion. We were so happy to welcome our first canine visitor to the gallery, Sasha the service dog.