The National Aphasia Association is pleased to announce that we have been selected to benefit from a special memorial exhibit by photographer Gina Sachi Cody.
A collection of captivating, now inspiring, photographic work by Gina Sachi Cody will be displayed at the XChange for one week (December 28, 2010 through January 4, 2011) to remember this aspiring artist, who passed away unexpectedly last October 31. Entitled "A Picture Speaks 1,000 Words," the memorial exhibit will raise funds for the National Aphasia Association, donating all proceeds, including photograph purchases, in Gina Sachi Cody's name.
"Gina leaves us many unforgettable memories, her beautiful spirit and an inspiration to live life to the fullest as she did," says her sister, Aya Cody. "Gina also leaves us her photography. She would say, 'Photography is my life. I breathe it. I live it. I capture it.' Her work is a collection of how she saw the world, therefore a story of her life. Every shot captures a feeling, a glimpse into a person, an image of herself; whatever she saw beauty in at that moment."
According to Aya, their father Michael, who acquired aphasia after a stroke when they were teens, inspired Gina.
Family, friends, celebrities, people Gina photographed and the aphasia community will remember her at a special opening of the exhibit on December 28 (from 6-10 pm) on what would have been Gina's 25th birthday.Please join us as we celebrate Gina's life with food, photography, a silent auction and more. We will also be displaying artwork by persons with aphasia.
We hope to see you there!
Ellayne Ganzfried, Executive Director
A Picture Speaks 1,000 Words
A Memorial Exhibit by Photographer Gina Sachi Cody
Opening Event Info
640 W 28th St
New York, NY 10001
December 28th, 2010
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Regular Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, Dec 28th Opening, 6pm - 10pm
Wednesday, Dec 29th
Thursday Dec 30th
Sunday Jan 2nd - Tuesday Jan 4th, 11 am-5 pm
Closed on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
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