Monday, September 20, 2010

Second year of the Witness project by the Lexington Art League

Working with advocates from partnering agencies, artists have collaborated with women who have experienced violence and created original works of visual art reflective of the women’s stories, often untold. Through the exhibition of works in Witness, visual art is a tool to facilitate healing for survivors, build relationships between artists and survivors, and engage the community in a very powerful way to help end violence against women and girls.

Witness is developed and produced by LAL in partnership with the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association, Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program, Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth, and Third Street Stuff. Sponsored by The University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women.

2 comments:

Syl said...

I assume this includes trans women.

I'm glad the Art league is involved in this. I'm thrilled to have their organization here in Lexington, especially as an artist myself.

I'm curious to know if the "Gendered Lexington" group has had any contact with the TransKentucky group?

Sylvia

Mervin Sue said...

I would be surprised if "Witness" didn't include Trans Women. It was a really inclusive community when I participated.

We have talked to people in TransKentucky before, but not in awhile. Did you have something in mind?