Several local and regional artists were selected to show work at FFOYA House in April as part of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month art show with Hope Harbor. The display opened in the gallery for the Hope Harbor Take Back the Night event April 21. Work included a range of styles and mediums, including collages, portraits, paintings and pen-and-ink drawings, that spoke to the themes of the event: sexual violence, body image, healing, recovery and empowerment. Artists: Karly Manuel, Nubian Sun, Destiny DeStefano, Cheree Federico, Alayna Milby, Emily Lobb Hendricksen, Shaelyn Renée and W. Paul Carter.
Three other artists -- Chloe Lee, Sara Volpi and Trey Whitely -- were featured along with the above artists for the April 29 Art Pop-Up event co-hosted by Falcon's Nest.
Throughout May and June, several of the artists will continue to display their work at FFOYA House for all of our public events, including the BG Gallery Hop on June 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Featured artists for the gallery hop include Chloe Lee, Emily Lobb Hendricksen, Destiny DeStefano, Alayna Milby, W. Paul Carter, Trey Whitely and Karly Manuel.
"The Crimson Wave," Manuel's stunning mural-like installation of oil paint print on rice paper included as part of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month art show, will remain in residence at FFOYA House through August 2016. Prints of Manuel's piece and work from other artists are available for purchase at all FFOYA House functions.