Awakened Voices Issue 13 The Body Speaks

Hear from our writers, artists, and editors of Issue 13 of Awakened Voices. This issue is themed The Body Speaks. We’ve asked survivors, allies, and advocates for writing and visual art that explores how the body expresses itself and speaks about trauma, its consequences, and recovery.
 

Issue 13 of Awakened Voices

Awakenings is proud to announce the publication of Issue 13 of Awakened Voices. This issue is themed The Body Speaks. We’ve asked survivors, allies, and advocates for writing and visual art that explores how the body expresses itself and speaks about trauma, its consequences, and recovery.
 

Winter - Spring Season 2022

Winter and Spring 2022 is going to be full of collaboration, art, and healing. We look forward to seeing you online, in our gallery, and around the Ravenswood neighborhood.

Keep your eyes on our social feed and newsletters for more announcements and introductions to our artists and collaborators!

Open Call for Anonymous Survivor Stories

Open call for Survivor stories that will inform artworks by  our artist Annalise Castro and showcased this summer at Awakenings.

“Pieces of Y(our) Story: Creating Collective Narratives by Survivors of Sexual Violence” This project intends to bring awareness to the survivor experience by showcasing y(our) words and statements using visual art pieces. The purpose of this project is to create artwork with content provided from survivors, allow survivors to see pieces of y(our) stories acknowledged and honored by being made into artwork, and observe how the final artworks will tell a new collective story. 

Deadline to participate is February 28.

Homegrown Exhibit

Homegrown: a permanent collection exhibit, curated by Awakenings’ family opens February 2022

Winter and Spring 2022 is going to be full of collaboration, art, and healing. We look forward to seeing you online, in our gallery, and around the Ravenswood neighborhood. Keep your eyes on our social feed and newsletters for more announcements and introductions to our artists and collaborators!

Artist Residency

Awakenings presents our first ever artist residency in February 2022.

Save the Date: Artist Showcase on February 25th in the evening will be in-person at the gallery.

Winter and Spring 2022 is going to be full of collaboration, art, and healing. We look forward to seeing you online, in our gallery, and around the Ravenswood neighborhood. Keep your eyes on our social feed and newsletters for more announcements and introductions to our artists and collaborators!

Legacy Continued

Legacy Continued: an exhibit presented in collaboration with 47th Ward coming in late Spring 2022

Concert Event

A Collaborative Concert Experience in partnership with 5th Wave Collective in March 2022. Exact date to be announced soon!

Gallery Tour Hours

Our Gallery will be closed to in person visits during the month of January.
 
Our staff will be working remotely during our regular business hours.
 
Please reach out to us at info@awakeningsart.org

Self Care for Caregivers

At Awakenings, we understand the critical role caregivers play in the healing journey of others. We also know that we cannot care for others when our own cups are empty. That’s why Awakenings, with support from The Chicago Foundation for Women, is presenting  “Self Care for Caregivers.”  This suite contains a variety of journal prompts, artistic activities, and meditations designed to offer a self care solution for any moment.

Judith's Circle

Judith’s Circle is Awakenings’ squad of core, committed, monthly donors. Members play a critical role in supporting survivor artists and sustaining our work. Members of Judith’s Circle will gain access to exclusive content from our survivor artists, invitations to private First Look Nights for all exhibits, and more. Demonstrate your ongoing commitment to our mission to showcase the creative expression of survivors of sexual violence.