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Ravenswood gallery plans exhibit on sexual assault, opens call for art
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2015-12-26

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The Awakenings Foundation, the home of the only known collection of rape survivor artwork, is announcing its first curated exhibit, Graphic Relief, which will feature international comic book, graphic novel, and zine media artists who deal with the topic of street harassment. There is an open call for art until January 2016 and all artists are welcome to submit, regardless of survivor identity, as long as works speak to the topic.

The Awakenings Foundation exists to help survivors of sexual assault heal through the creative arts. This exhibit will open up our mission to a wider community of artists and patrons by tackling the epidemic of street harassment and cat-calling, which has been thrust into a well deserved spotlight in recent digital and social media. Street harassment is a form of verbal abuse and sexual assault, and it is part of Awakenings' mission to educate our community about the impact of its disrespect. Since this exhibit will be highly educational by nature, each visitor's time at Awakenings will provide them with a set of emotional and verbal tools to fight against street harassment and rape culture.

So far the show will feature artists from Germany, Poland, New Orleans, and Chicago. We are still accepting submissions and look forward to expanding our geographic reach.

The Awakenings Foundation is a private operating foundation created to support and showcase the artistic expression of survivors of rape and/or sexual abuse. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

http://www.awakeningsfoundation.net/


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