Advocate Through Art: Works from the House of Ruth Maryland 2009-2010

Mon, September 13, 2010

Advocate Through Art:  Works from the House of Ruth Maryland 2009-2010
Monday, September 13 - Friday, October 1, 2010
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

This exhibition is designed to create awareness about domestic violence. The artworks, conceived of and made by survivors of abuse in the agency's emergency shelter, address the myriad issues and warning signs connected with abusive relationships. Accompanying the visual works created by domestic violence survivors is an oral histories project called "What Gives People Power," in which staff, clients and volunteers from the House of Ruth discuss their definitions of power as it relates to their life experience. The exhibition highlights that individuals can break the cycle of violence by giving voice to this issue. For more information, call 410-396-5430 or visit www.prattlibrary.org