LEGACY 

Welcome to Legacy! This exhibit showcases Awakeningspermanent collection of survivor artwork. Legacy also exhibits diverse responses to the collection, created by docents who act as accompanying guides through the gallery. This embodied dialogue between survivors and docent allies creates a space for the larger community to stand with survivors and confront sexual violence as a weapon of oppression. We hope that this exhibit inspires introspection and creative self-reflection as we continue to build our individual as well as collective legacies. 

CURATORIAL

NOTE

As Awakenings continues to grow, we first must look back in order to move forward. Just as artists and survivors continue to define their own legacies through the process of healing, we continue to intentionally shape the legacy of Awakenings as a home for survivors and their art.  

 

Legacy represents Awakeningsdevotion to community-based healing and collaborative expression. By inviting allies and advocates to respond to the organizations permanent collection as docents, this exhibit embodies Awakeningscommitment to facilitating a survivor-centered dialogue. By engaging others in the conversation on sexual violence, Awakenings amplifies survivor voices, inspires compassion, and collective action, as well as creates a space for healing through creative expression. By exploring our history, Awakenings is given the opportunity to shape our future. 

 

We hope that this exhibit inspires you to consider the creation of your own legacy and begin to wonder: What will I leave behind as I move forward? What have I found that I want to protect? And how will I continue to heal? 

SEEDS TO THE WIND

BY JUDITH DAWN

IN MEMORY OF TRAUMA

BY AMBER JOHNSTON 

MEMOIRMIC 3: CAT CALL

BY URSA EYER 

ALL THAT YOU ARE CAN BE BOXED AWAY

BY STARZ

LILIES OF THE FIELD

BY MONIKA PESZEK 

SACRE COEUR (SACRED HEART)

BY RENEE KLYCZEK NORDSTROM

GRANDMOTHER’S SILENCE

BY JO FITSELL

MIRROR, FOUND AND FATIGUE

BY VERONICA C. WANCHENA AKA GABRIEL ORION MARIE

OTHER RESOURCES

AWAKENINGS’ SUPPORT  & RESOURCES

 ADDITIONAL  INFORMATIVE &  SURVEY  LINKS

More Information About Tours

Connect With Us About the Exhibit

Please Take Our Survey

 ADDITIONAL  ORGANIZATIONS                TO GET TO KNOW

Open Studio Project

Resilience

A Long Walk Home

Mujeres Latinas En Accion

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago