“BOTSWANA AND THEART of The KALAHARI”
The Goldenberg Group, The People Helping People Foundation and Gravers Lane Galleryproudly present the third in a series of educational exhibitions, honoring Black History Month. Curated by Cynthia Friedman. Benefiting the Botswana University of Pennsylvania Partnership.
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY FEBRUARY 5 5-8PM
Cindy Friedman is a professional studio artist working in thePhiladelphia area for more than 30 years. She works primarily in silkand makes art quilts. Her husband, Harvey M. Friedman, MD is aProfessor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and for thepast 13 plus years has been the Director of the Botswana-UPennPartnership (BUP), which is comprised of three main partners; theGovernment of Botswana, the University of Botswana and the University of Pennsylvania. The BUP believes that quality medicine should be available to populations in need. Through clinical care, research and medical education, the BUP is devoted to building capacity in sustainable and high quality healthcare in Botswana.
BUP has taken us to Botswana many times and because of thatexceptional opportunity Cindy has developed personal relationshipswith many of the artists in Gaborone, the capital city where they staywhen in Botswana. She has also built a close relationship with theNational Museum of Botswana, the Ministry of Art and Culture, TheKalahari Quilt shop and owner/quilt artist Jenny Healy and the KuruDevelopment Trust. She has taken four art quilt exhibitions toBotswana since 2008 and has taught workshops while visiting. She also has a long-standing friendship with Bruce Hoffman and heexpressed the desire to have a first ever exhibition of Botswana artwork at Gravers Lane Gallery. Together, we chose the artwork for this exhibition.
Cynthia and Dr. Harvey Friedman