Point of Entry x Women Against Abuse Art Exhibition – Jun 15

Posted by Point of Entry on June 11, 2024

Please join us for a new exhibition, Point of Entry x Women Against Abuse, opening reception Saturday, June 15th, 7:00 PM.

Point of Entry is a series of oil paintings depicting people’s scars and sites of somatic healing. Each intimate portrait is painted on a piece of broken mirror, allowing the viewer to see themselves reflected within. Together these pieces allude to being part of a larger, imperfect mosaic of community and invites the viewer to glimpse into a life outside their own and see a part of themselves.

Point of Entry seeks to amplify narratives from marginalized communities that disproportionately experience mental illness, but whose stories are vastly underrepresented in our conversations about mental health. In light of this mission, the project is collaborating with Women Against Abuse, Philadelphia’s leading domestic and intimate partner violence advocate and service provider and among the largest domestic violence agencies in the country.

This project intends to enrich community discussions of domestic and intimate partner violence while also portraying stories of how people heal, illuminating how we connect with others and hold space for their experiences. Butterflies created by visitors will be intertwined throughout the exhibition, representing the color and resilience we possess. Vulnerabilities are universal yet idiosyncratic; more, they are seeds from which beauty creatively emerges.

Location: Walls for Justice Gallery, Cherry Street Pier, 141 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia

Rain Date: Sunday, June 16th, 4:00 PM

Learn more and RSVP here.

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