Using Art to End Domestic Violence
A Window Between Worlds (AWBW), a nonprofit organization dedicated to using art to end domestic violence, in collaboration with artist Neda Moridpour, has created a socially engaged art project that invites action to end domestic violence.
This collaborative art project includes an exhibition at the Gallery Neuartig located in the San Pedro arts district. The exhibition runs from April 1st through May 5th, 2013 with an opening reception that is free to the public on Thursday, April 4th from 6-9pm to coincide with the San Pedro Artwalk.
Lead artist Neda Moridpour and AWBW have designed the ongoing art project with more than 400 participants throughout Los Angeles and worldwide.
The exhibition includes works created by participants of the I CAN WE CAN workshops and invites the greater community to lend a hand, literally, to end abuse by joining in and painting on their hand as a symbol of solidarity and commitment to bringing awareness to this social issue.
The goal of the project is to activate the community through art to end domestic violence and sexual assault.
The exhibition at Gallery Neuartig includes audio, visual and text installations, public conversations and audible posters with I CAN pledges in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Farsi.