Arts in Foggy Bottom Golden Door to Freedom

Foggy Bottom residents invoked their creativity to create a Golden Door to Freedom for ArtWorks for Freedom's ACTION DC! awareness campaign of modern slavery and human trafficking.

On July 29 at the Canal House Studio, residents converted a discarded wooden door into a symbolic freedom portal by gilding then writing, drawing, and embellishing the door with individual thoughts and feelings. Arts in Foggy Bottom offered this creative opportunity to the community to be a part of this significant cause. It's Golden Door to Freedom will be one of twelve or more displayed this fall at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.

Speaking at the event were Kay Chernush, founder & artistic director of ArtWorks for Freedom and Barbara Amaya author of Nobody’s Girl.

Barbara Amaya, trafficking survivor leader and advocate, and Brett Johnson, Director of The Torpedo Factory
Front L-R: Louise Sagalyn, Jill Nevius, Jackie Lemire, Fanchon Silberstein. Back L-R: Laurie Landy, Mary Kay Shaw
Completed Door (photo by Louise Sagalyn)

Photos by Kay Chernush except where otherwise noted.