Photographer Patricia Houghton Clarke will host a book launch and studio opening on July 17, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., at 410 Palm Ave., A18. 

The net sales of her collection of photographs, “Facing Ourselves: Reckoning,” will benefit the American Civil Liberties Union. 

“’Facing Ourselves: Reckoning’ honors those who march in search of peace and justice, who create art to remind us of what’s important, who write words to inspire us, and to all those who take action to create healthy, equitable and compassionate communities,” a press release states. 

“These photographs from small central California coastal communities represent the microcosm of challenges we are facing and how we cope with them, together and individually. Questions about our collective health, racial equity, social and economic justice, and the future of democracy stimulated not only a search for answers, but also the questions that help further the necessary conversations.” 

For more information about the book or the studio opening, contact or (805) 452-7739. 

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