Exhibit Opening

On Tuesday, February 12th, 6-7 pm (pacific time), the exhibit, Children of Heaven: Africa’s Children in Crisis will have it’s first opening in Rachelville on Imagination Island of Second Life, a virtual community on the Internet. 25 pictures are being displayed, both student works and my own photographs among them. I can feel in my heart that this is only the beginning. Some of the photographs are simiply wonderful and I know that they will have more life… more exhibits and hopefully, more funds and funding for both the Children of Zion and the Villages of Hope.

Children of Heaven Exhibit in Rachelville, Imagination Island, Second Life

I am particulary grateful to Bill and Diana Sowers who have offered the space and the time to show the pictures in their “Rachelville” – a mutli-dimensional tribute to their daughter, Rachel, who died on May 17, 2000. In the months before her death, she envisioned a place called Rachelville and drew many pictures. It is these pictures that were the foundation for the Rachelville that now exists on Second Life. I am honored to be a part of this community that celebrates the lives of all children, whether here in the United States or as far away as Africa. Bill (also known as Rocky Vallejo in SL) said that the “look” of many of the children in our photographs reminded him of Rachel’s eyes near the end of her life… filled with a kind of wisdom and openness to life, despite the pain.


~ by Irm Brown on February 8, 2008.

5 Responses to “Exhibit Opening”

  1. Thank you so very much for this contribution to Second Life! My best, best wishes for the Opening of the exhibit. I am hoping to be able to attend it…


    Alanagh Recreant
    Second Life Africa (group)

  2. Thanks for the kind comment… I do hope you can pass the word to your group. i.

  3. You work with my mother, Susan, and she forwarded your email on to me. I am an artist/photographer with a heart dead set on bettering the world. She has told me a little about you and I must say my heart swells to hear what you have accomplished.

    Congratulations on your opening, I’ll stop on by to see!!!

  4. Thanks Dawn. Perhaps we can get together as I head toward the next steps.

  5. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Hemstitch

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: