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Art Exhibit Reception: The Art of Survival
Thu, Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Art by The Center for Hope and Safety’s Art of Survival Program
The Center for Hope and Safety’s (CHS) fifth annual Art of Survival exhibit will be on view at Bogota Public Library from October 1 through 31, 2018. There will be an opening reception on Thursday October 11, 6:00 PM–7:30 PM. The exhibit and the opening reception are both free and open to the public.
Through the Art of Survival program, led by Marta Levy, CHS Director of Children’s Program and Creative Arts Therapist, Bergen County survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault create visual art. At CHS community center in Rochelle Park, a weekly women’s support group helps survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault express the trauma of abuse in a safe and supportive environment, through experimenting with art materials, sharing, and processing.
“The Art of Survival allows survivors of domestic abuse to discover their inner creative selves while learning new skills, communicating and interacting with other survivors in a group, and offering and receiving support,” Marta Levy explains. “The exhibit is important for raising awareness about domestic violence in our communities.”
“We are proud to partner with the Center for Hope and Safety in support of the Art of Survival program and all of its participants,” says Chelsea Dodd Coleman, library director. “The exhibit shines as a testament to the artists’ hope and courage, as well as the healing and restorative power of art.”
This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.