MAKING VISIBLE
the artistic expression

OF SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE

 

Current Exhibit

Making Visible: A Retrospective Look

A special exhibit diving into the depth and breadth of Awakenings artists over the past eight years.

Admission: Free and open to the public during gallery hours

April 20th – August 1st, 2018

 

Upcoming Events

Some of the art supplies offered during Making Matters
Reiki Clinic Open House

Awakenings and RVA are hosting a Reiki Clinic! This is an open space where individuals can come for a free Reiki session from a trauma-informed Reiki practitioner.

Reiki is a Japanese energy healing modality that can promote relaxation, stress relief, and trauma healing. Practitioners lay or hover their hands over the client’s body in order to promote relaxation and healing. Many survivors of sexual violence have found Reiki to be an important component to their healing journey. Typically after a Reiki session clients report feeling “lighter” as if an emotional burden has been lifted.

We welcome victims and survivors of sexual violence, and their loved ones, to come for a free 20-30 minute Reiki session. You will lie on a massage table *fully clothed* and listen to relaxing music while a practitioner hovers or places their hands on agreed-upon areas of your body. You may feel heat, tingling, or pulsation – this is simply the Reiki energy flowing into your body.

With this event, we seek to create safe space for anyone in need of support around the ways they are feeling personally impacted by sexual abuse or sexual violence.

Admission: Free! Email info@awakeningsfoundation.net for more info and any questions!

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 5pm-8pm

 

Some of the art supplies offered during Making Matters
Making Matters

Making Matters is a space for self-guided art-making among individuals affected by sexual violence and those who support them.

Admission: Free and open to the public

Next workshop: June 19th, 2018

 

Literary Magazine News

Some of the art supplies offered during Making Matters
Awakened Voices: Issue 6: A Day in the Life of a Survivor

Published May 24th, 2018

 

Next Grant Deadline

The Awakened Artist Grant

Arts grant for survivors of sexual violence, inspired by the late Judith Dawn Hickey, the first “Awakened Artist”.

Coming June 2018!

 

I have a voice. It wants to be heard. It needs to be heard. And it has a right to be heard.”

Awakenings Artist

Sharing who I am and what I have experienced brings me out of the shadows of abuse and shame, and connects me to other dreamers.

Awakenings Artist

I just need a hand to transform all the ugliness that I’ve experienced into something that can heal myself and others.

Awakenings Artist

Creating art has served as a substitute for violence, self-destruction, and insanity.

Awakenings Artist

I have a voice. It wants to be heard. It needs to be heard. And it has a right to be heard.”

Awakenings Artist

Sharing who I am and what I have experienced brings me out of the shadows of abuse and shame, and connects me to other dreamers.

Awakenings Artist

I just need a hand to transform all the ugliness that I’ve experienced into something that can heal myself and others.

Awakenings Artist

Creating art has served as a substitute for violence, self-destruction, and insanity.

Awakenings Artist