MTSU exhibit celebrating survivors of domestic and sexual violence

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Reclaiming Ourselves, a multi-media art exhibition celebrating survivors of domestic and sexual violence will be featured at MTSU.

An opening-night reception is scheduled at Middle Tennessee State University's Todd Art Gallery, Todd Hall, rooms 210 and 224 Sunday, August 16th from 6-9pm. The reception will feature live music and art performances from local artists, refreshments, and opportunities to connect with Domestic Violence Program, a locally based shelter and crisis center. The exhibit will remain open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm through Friday, August 28th.

Want to submit your work of art?


Submissions for the showcase are open until August 10th, and include a variety of artistic mediums (music, paintings, photography, short stories, and more)

About Reclaiming Ourselves: Reclaiming Ourselves is a multi-media artists' showcase created by survivors of domestic and sexual abuse in order to provide an opportunity for fellow survivors to share and exchange their experiences through artistic expression. Featuring paintings, music, photography, short stories, and more, Reclaiming Ourselves serves as the spark to an open conversation of not only how to address the problem of domestic and sexual violence in our community, but how to care for its victims.


A cornerstone of Reclaiming Ourselves' mission is to create awareness of this issue and its victims, as well as to help generate resources for the local organizations that care for them.

This year's showcase will be to benefit the Domestic Violence Program, a shelter and crisis center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee devoted to preventing violence, and protecting and empowering its victims. We will be accepting donations directly to this organization, and also selling artwork and keepsakes from the showcase, the proceeds of which will go to benefit the Domestic Violence Program as well.

For Domestic Violence Help: Call (615) 896-2012

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All Todd Art Gallery exhibits, lectures, and receptions are free and open to the public. For directions, parking, and other questions contact

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