A Journey to Healing and Empowerment- Student Art Exhibit

Journey to Healing Exhibit Poster

MEDIA RELEASE

“A Journey to Healing and Empowerment” Student Art Exhibit at
Doubletree Fallsview Resort, Niagara Falls opens on March 5

Students from across the region will be displaying their art work in an effort to raise community awareness of dating violence. The exhibit titled “A Journey to Healing and Empowerment” will be on display for the public to view at the Doubletree Resort, Niagara Falls from March 5 – 7, 2018, with an opening reception on March 5th at 4:00pm.

This is the third Student Art Exhibition and is in collaboration with the Coalition to End Violence Against Women (CEVAW), Rodman Hall, Artist Cris Rotella, Grade 11 and 12 art classes from Sir Winston Churchill, St. Catharines Collegiate, Blessed Trinity and Lakeshore Catholic Secondary School. Students in these classes received training from domestic violence counsellors on the issues of dating violence, and then were asked to create visual representations to indicate their feelings about violence in relationships. The students participating in this project have become ambassadors, using their art to bring awareness of this issue to their peers and the community. This project has been a positive experience for students.

The exhibit will be on display from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Monday March 5 through Wednesday, March 7. The Closing Reception will take place at 4:00 p.m. on March 7, which is the day before International Women’s Day. For more information about the exhibit or about CEVAW visit www.cevaw.com. CEVAW is a collective voice of organizations from the Niagara Region that is working toward ending violence against women by raising public awareness, educating, sharing information, networking, identifying and breaking down systemic barriers that perpetuate violence.

Doubletree Fallsview Resort is located at 6039 Fallsview Blvd. L2G 3V6 with free parking.

 

Doubletree Hilton

For more information, please contact:

Sandy Toth
Executive Director
Design for a New Tomorrow
Tel: (905) 684-1223 ext. 23
Email: stoth@dfnt.ca