Thursday, June 13 | Submitted by Stephanie Cramer | Downtown Central
The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) is proud to host Leadership Springfield Class 28 and the Child Advocacy Center as they present the traveling exhibit “Our Shared Story: An Effort to Frame Child Abuse” at The Creamery Arts Center. There will be a public opening reception on FirstFriday Art Walk, July 5, 2013 from 6:00pm-9:00pm, and the exhibition will remain open until Monday, July 29, 2013.
“Our Shared Story” helps put a face on the critical issue of child abuse. To help tell the stories of kids who have been abused, The Child Advocacy Center enlisted children who have not been victims to draw a portrait of themselves showing the feelings they would have if someone they loved and trusted ever hurt and abused them. The kids then had their photograph taken holding their illustration. These thirteen photographs are also coupled with quotes and information cards to give the exhibition further impact on this important issue.
Leadership Springfield Class 28 and the Child Advocacy Center hosted a preview of the exhibit on Tuesday, June 4 at the Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church. The exhibit will travel around the Springfield area including The Creamery Arts Center in July and various Springfield-Greene County Library branches in the fall.
For further information, contact Stephanie Cramer, Director of Programs and Exhibitions at 417-862-2787(ARTS) or visit www.SpringfieldArts.org. The Creamery is located at 411 N. Sherman Parkway, across from Hammons Field.