Your weekend: In memoriam
Frank Bette Center for the Arts is opening “In Memoriam: Women’s Lives Taken By Violence” this Friday, September 4 in its Signature Salon.
The exhibit, which features the work of artists Patricia Edith, Mi’Chelle Fredrick, Melissa Harmon, Arlene Rissi Streich, Xtinao Solano, Lynn Werner and Melissa West, is open through September 26.
The exhibit also features a pair of special events. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 11, the gallery will screen “Until the Violence Stops,” a documentary showing the impact of the V-Day Movement in ending violence against women that features “Vagina Monologues” author Eve Ensler and actresses Rosario Dawson, Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek, Rosie Parez and Isabella Rosellini.
And at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 19, the gallery will host a reading that features Edith, who will read from her new book, “8 Student Nurses and Other Dead Girls,” and poets who will read work about violence against women.
Frank Bette’s also got “You Are Here,” a show about person and place, opening in its main gallery on September 4. They’ll have a gala opening for the show from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. It’s also open through September 26.
Frank Bette is at 1601 Paru Street, and their phone number is 523-6957. Their hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.