Sexual violence is often a taboo topic. In private, it is shrouded by whispered rumors and family secrets; in public, the discourse circles around endless statistics and worn stereotypes. But for those who have experienced it, the reality is far more painful, complex and all-consuming.
Sarah Jane brings attention to the serious issue of sexual violence with a poignant installation of suspended glass globes, each filled with evocative materials obtained from people who have experienced sexual violence. The artist invites participants to choose objects to represent themselves and their stories, and viewers to bear witness and share in her hope for healing and a safer world.
Sarah Jane is an artist and educator with a passion for creating meaningful experiences.
She received a BA from Asbury College (now University) and an MFA from the University of Kentucky. She and her partner live on the stunning north coast of the Olympic Peninsula, where she serves as Gallery and Program Director for the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center.
The opening reception will take place on Oct 18th with an artist talk in Gowen Room. The exhibit will remain on view in Hartnett Gallery from October 18th through November 18th.
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