when the water came

This week as we mark the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I find Rebecca Ross at work organizing a showing of When the Water Came: Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. Even now as I write the post, current news focuses on the Gulf Coast as it experiences yet another hurricane, this one – Isaac. The timing is important and only adds more relevance to the work.

The exhibit which will run  August 31 – September 16, 2012, at eye lounge offers, in images and words, firsthand accounts that relate the dramatic stories of Hurricane Katrina
evacuees who relocated from Louisiana to Arizona. The photographs and
interview-poems featured in the exhibition are drawn from the book of the
same title by poet Cynthia Hogue and photographer Rebecca Ross.

Deborah Green © 2010
Rebecca Ross Photo

What : When The Water Came: Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina
Who: Interview-Poems by Cynthia Hogue
          Photographs by Rebecca Ross

When : August 31 – September 16, 2012
Artists’ Reception: Friday, September 14, 5 – 9 pm

Where: eye lounge: a contemporary artspace
419 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
http://www.eyelounge.com
Gallery Hours:
Friday, 5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, 1 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
First Friday, 5 – 10 p.m.
and by appointment


The book When the Water Came: Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina is available locally at  Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, or through Amazon.

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