A mixed-media collection by artist Diane Hause opens February 8 at 3TEN HAUSTUDIO. The work is inspired by a dream she had more than 2 years ago, which led to expression and research into the oppression of women under Taliban rule.
Hause began corresponding with the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) in 1999, whose loan of materials and images inspired Hause’s stark, haunting and profound works. The gallery will offer a sneak preview from 2 to 4 PM Tuesday. Eve Ensler, creator of “The Vagina Monologues” will speak on her work with V-Day (www.vday.org), a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, especially those in Afghanistan. In town for the HBO premiere of “The Vagina Monologues”, Ensler saw Afghan conditions first hand in 2000 and said, “If I’ve learned one thing, it would be this: The violation and desecration of women and the undermining of women is an indication of everything. It is the primary symptom of a civilization gone awry.” The February 8 show is from 8-10 PM with a special performance by singer Michele Malone.
— Laura Raines for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 31, 2002