Eight artists had work on display at FFOYA House in October as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The show opened for the Oct. 14 BG Gallery Hop at FFOYA House and was curated for the Oct. 15 DVAM Benefit Show for Barren River Area Safe Space, the regional domestic violence shelter.
Artists were asked to submit work that speaks to the themes of domestic violence awareness month – “mourning those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating those who have survived, and connecting those who work to end violence” – and related ideas such as empowerment, healing, recovery, self-reliance, independence and healthy families.
The FFOYA House art gallery committee, including a representative from BRASS, chose the work to display as part of the show.
The selected artists displayed work in a range of mediums and represented a wide cross section of ages and experience levels from throughout the Bowling Green area.
The display featured four paintings by Lora Gill, three by Brooke Hume, one by Courtney Davis and one by Theresa Christmas; drawings by Alison Taylor and Ariana Michaela; and collages by Christine Travis and Emily Lobb Hendricksen.
Work in the show was on display to the public for all FFOYA House events in October and early November. Read more here.
Click on images in the gallery below for artist name and description of the work. For information on how to reach any of the artists or purchase work, email ffoyahouse at gmail.com.
Artist: Lora Gill. From left to right: "Tomorrow" represents hope and the welcoming of a new beginning. "Rebirth" speaks to the theme of celebration and revival. "Crush" represents the extent and damage of pain caused by abuse. "STOP" is about what it means to be a victim & wanting abuse desperately to stop.
Artist: Christine Travis. “Division to Unification” reveals separation and the working to unite.