Three NH Organizations Join Forces with Local Artists
A Collaboration to Benefit Victim-Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Newport, N.H. — The Library Arts Center of Newport is hosting an exhibition of art by members of the New Hampshire Chapter of the Women’s Caucus of Art (WCH/NH), to benefit Turning Points Network (TPN) of Sullivan County.
Turning Points: Art for Survivors runs from September 10 – October 13 at the Library Arts Center gallery, located at 58 North Main Street, Newport, NH. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 11:00am-4:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-2:00. An opening reception with light refreshments will be held on Friday, September 9 from 5-7pm. The public is encouraged to attend.
Since 1977, Turning Points Network has partnered with thousands of domestic and sexual violence survivors, offering one-on-one advocacy, education, resources and support to enhance their safety and enduring independence. WCA/NH is donating its proceeds from this exhibit to Turning Points Network, which will be ceremoniously presented at the opening.
Artists were invited to submit work representing the physical, emotional and spiritual wounds of violence, as well as the courage, hope and empowerment of surviving it. There are more than two dozen artists, representing nine New Hampshire counties, participating in this exhibit.
The show features a wide range of art forms including sculpture, printmaking, fiber art, ceramics, a variety of painting styles and mixed media. Also included are artworks created by victim-survivors who have benefited directly from Turning Points Network services.
Kate Niboli Luppold, Executive Director of the Library Arts Center said, “Collaboration like this takes a real team effort. Working in partnership with the Women’s Caucus of Art and Turning Points Network has been a pleasure, and we are all very much looking forward to this show.”
WCA is a national organization for artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals, which creates community through art, education, and social activism. The New Hampshire chapter promotes advancement of women in the visual arts through professional networking, educational programs, and exhibition opportunities. To learn more about WCA/NH visit www.wcanh.org.