Two events organized with the regional domestic violence shelter and organization Barren River Area Safe Space drew guests from throughout the region to FFOYA House in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
An art gallery show on themes related to Domestic Violence Awareness Month featured the work of eight local artists. It opened for the Oct. 14 BG Gallery Hop. The Gallery Hop also included a poetry/prose reading featuring several local writers.
On Oct. 15, FFOYA House hosted the DVAM Benefit Show for BRASS that featured live music, art and activities to raise awareness about domestic violence and BRASS' work. Nashville singer-songwriter Eva Ross and her band performed along with Former Friends of Young Americans, a post-folk project featuring FFOYA House co-founders and artists in residence.
Donations of food, personal care items and money were collected for BRASS at both events.
Read more about the events in stories by Callie Miller at the WKU's College Heights Herald and Simone Payne at the Bowling Green Daily News.
FFOYA House Mission
To foster a spirit of equality and fairness, bridging gaps between artists, activists and community members. Using art (not celebrity) as an impetus for change.