Now on view
online and in person 05.06-08.12
Awakenings presents Brought to Light: A Gathering of Voices exhibition featuring artists Merudjina and Annalise Castro. In this exhibit each artist gathers narratives from individual and communal voices that take form through painted canvas and sound. Merudjina weaves stories by connecting the body and inner-self to other survivors in their paintings and immersive sound scape. Annalise’s multimedia painting series uplifts a community narrative from survivor voices based on a call for anonymous stories in early 2022. Castro invite viewers “to live with the survivor’s words for a short while and honor their resilience.” While Merudjina encourages folks to add their own voice on the interactive “feedback wall” in reflection and response to seeing these stories. Both are a path to standing with this survivor community.
Mask wearing and proof of vaccination are required for entry to the gallery. Also, if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 please stay home and visit us online.
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 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.