Wilcox Gallery

Promoting the Arts in Washington County and surrounding rural counties


Human Trafficking--It's not just a big city problem
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Human Trafficking--It's not just a big city problem

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Wilcox Gallery offers free seminar on Human Trafficking

     CHATOM, Ala.---The Wilcox Gallery invites to public to an evening seminar on ‘Human Trafficking—it’s not just a big city problem” on Thursday, Feb 22 at 6:30 pm at the Wilcox Gallery, located at 273 Granade Avenue in Chatom.

“Statistics show that only 1% of human trafficking victims are kidnapped. The majority are lured away by someone they have grown to trust. We hope parents and local professionals will join us at the Wilcox Gallery to learn more about the ways traffickers lure children, teens, and adults via social media and phone apps and identify ways to protect their loved ones,” said Alicia Atcheson, executive director of the Wilcox Gallery.

Maryhelen Kirkpatrick of The WellHouse, a 24-hour shelter offering immediate housing for women being prostituted in the Southeast, will be the guest speaker for this event. According to Atcheson, Ms. Kirkpatrick will also teach attendees how to spot the warning signs of a victim and will share how The WellHouse is rescuing victims and helping them become survivors right here in Alabama.

In honor of the End It Movement’s national Shine a Light on Slavery Day on Feb 22 and in addition to the public forum, the Wilcox Gallery is taking this message to each of the county’s five high schools, as well. Ms. Kirkpatrick will speak at assemblies in each of the schools on Feb 22-23.

For more information on the event or The WellHouse, visit the Wilcox Foundation and Gallery or The WellHouse on Facebook.

The WellHouse, located just outside the Birmingham area, is the only 24-hour shelter offering immediate housing assistance to women being prostituted in the Southeast. Learn more at www.the-wellhouse.org.

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Public performance of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"
Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Public performance of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"

We're thrilled to be bringing the Alabama Shakespeare Festival's traveling tour of "Much Ado About Nothing" to Washington County in October. We will be providing free performances for all of Washington County's juniors and seniors during school hours on Oct. 2 and 3. 

Because we had so many inquire about a public performance during the last tour, we have added an evening performance on Monday, Oct 2 at 6:30 pm at Washington County High School. We hope to have the performance in the newly renovated auditorium. However, if renovations aren't complete, the performance will be in the gym.

Tickets are $5 for adults and free for students and will be available at the door. We look forward to sharing this wonderful experience with our community.

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Oct
26
to Nov 17

Creative Canvas Workshops

"Every child is an artist." Picasso said it, and we believe it. We are thrilled to bring our Creative Canvas Workshop back to area elementary schools again this year to help students discover and/or enhance the artist inside each of them.

Third and fourth grade students at each of Washington County's elementary schools and at Southern Choctaw Elementary School will learn about art and painting techniques from visiting artist Rianna Freeman Turner during the workshops in late October and early November. Students will be guided by the artist in creating their own unique masterpiece.

The program is offered free to local students and is underwritten by the Wilcox Foundation and our local sponsors: BASF, Olin, Angeline, Andrew's Hardware, Clarke-Washington EMC, First Community Bank, and Williams Financial Group.

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