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Skeleton Key Art Exhibit - WM3 Benefit

Saturday, August 26, 2006
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Event Type:
Anje Vela
Location Details:
Space Gallery, 1141 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Next door to the Hemlock Tavern

August 15 - September 12th
Space Gallery, 1141 Polk Street 94109. 415-377-3325
Gallery Hours:
Wed: 12 - 6PM
Tues - Sat: 7PM on

There will be live entertainment on Fri/Sat nights for this month long exhibit.

Participating artists/comedians/spoken word artists:
Friday - August 25th. 7PM
Death Row Survivor Chol Soo Lee (1983)
[Thanks to and the ACLU]
Chol Soo Lee was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. After suggestive procedures by police and prosecutors, which even included hypnotizing one witness, three witnesses identified Lee in a police line-up. Based on this eyewitness testimony, Lee was convicted and sentenced. In 1977, during a large prison yard brawl, Lee killed another inmate in self-defense. Because he was serving a life sentence for murder, Lee was sentenced to death. A supportive movement of Korean-Americans and other Asian Americans formed in response to publicity about the case. They filed a successful writ of habeas corpus overturning Lee’s first murder conviction. The second conviction and death sentence were then vacated. He was given time served for the 2nd murder and released in 1983 after spending ten years in prison, eight of them spent in the solitary confinement on death row. It is important to note that while Lee was in fact guilty of killing another inmate (in self-defense) while in prison, the crime could never have occurred had he not been wrongfully convicted in the first place.

Will Franken (comedian)
Lady Monster (spoken word)
Salvatore Amore (the WORLDs greatest romantic poet)
Jennifer Blowdryer (spoken word)

Saturday - August 26th. 7PM
Lance Lindsey, Exec. Director of Death Penalty Focus
Lady Monster (spoken word)
Will Franken (comedian)
Josh Fix (musician)
Don Miggs (musician)

This exhibit is a WM3 benefit. Damien Echols is creating more pieces for this exhibit and there are pieces left from the May 12th SKELETON KEY exhibit at 111 Minna. Folks will be able to purchase pieces by:

Damien Echols
Norman Reedus
Mick Rock
Chad Robertson
Grove Pashley
Jayne County
Floria Sigsmondi
Jonathan Richman (The Modern Lovers)

ALL PROCEEDS go to the WM3 Defense Fund -

Please contact Anje Vela and go to: for more information.
Added to the calendar on Thu, Aug 24, 2006 11:44AM
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