Monday, Jan. 30th – “The Art of Surviving” Art Opening and Open House
4:00PM – 6:00PM
Crenshaw House, 919 W. Franklin Street, 1st FL Richmond, VA
The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Department and The Wellness Resource Center at VCU are proud to host the Action Alliance’s provocative exhibit, “The Art of Surviving.” This exhibit features visual art and poetry created by survivors of sexual violence and holds at its core these beliefs: 1) creating art is transformative and healing for both artist and viewer; 2) survivors are experts at living through violence and therefore must be at the forefront of all public education about surviving violence; 3) artistic expression can clearly communicate complex experiences of what it means to “survive” and “heal”; 4) personal and community understandings of violence are essential to mobilize efforts to end sexual violence. Please attend our open house and art opening on January 30th to experience this powerful exhibit. This exhibit will be at VCU until February 28th.
The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Department will also be hosting art and writing workshops every Monday from 4-6 p.m. during the month of February in order to provide a space for people to create works that respond to this exhibit. Workshop Dates: February 6, February 13, February 20, and February 27, 4-6 p.m., Crenshaw House (919 W. Franklin Street).
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