Portraits of Courage Exhibit at Franklin Memorial Hospital in June

20 May 2015 1:30 PM | Deleted user

 

Portraits of Courage Exhibit at Franklin Memorial Hospital in June

 

Gallery talk by the artist takes place Monday, June 8 at 5:15 p.m.

Farmington¾

 

Portraits of Courage, an exhibition of original art by Penny Hood that honors the strength and courage of those who have survived sexual assault and domestic violence, will be on display during the month of June in the Healing Garden corridor at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

 

An artist and licensed clinical professional counselor from the Farmington area, Hood created the original artwork in this traveling exhibit to honor the survivors of violence and their advocates.

 

“Moving through trauma requires great courage,” says Hood. In developing the project, she looked for people eager to break the silence around violence and asked them where they found the strength to get where they are today.

 

Following in-depth collaborative interviews, Hood painted pictures of what recovery and healing can look like. “The resulting portraits shine with hope, strength, courage, resilience, and spirit. They inspire us all to find our own strength in the face of adversity,” she said.

 

“We are pleased to have this exhibit on display for a full month on our campus,” said Gerald Cayer, Franklin Community Health Network executive vice president. “It is yet another representation of our organization’s ongoing commitment to domestic violence awareness and community education—hope and courage.”

 

A reception and gallery talk featuring the artist discussing the inspiration for the exhibit and stories behind some of the portraits is set for Monday, June 8 at 5:15 p.m. in the Healing Garden corridor at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Refreshments will follow.

 

 

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