Friday, July 25, 2014

We've Been Getting 'GUTSY'

Our inaugural exhibition, GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Feminism had its soft opening earlier this month with ALLOVERSTREET and ArtScape! We had quite a few art lovers/explorers (including some critics) stop in to see the show.

Here are a few photos of the exhibition from ALLOVERSTREET:

On Wednesday, we were lucky enough to host a unique event at Gallery CA,  GUTSY Storytelling Circle with Power Inside. Power Inside has been our partner throughout the exhibition.

For the past thirteen years, Power Inside has been bringing women in Baltimore together to create collective spaces for healing, growth, and change. We embrace our roots in feminist consciousness-raising and convene women's groups in prisons, jails, shelters, and on the streets. On the evening of July 23, members of Power Inside will facilitate the simple yet radical feminist work of women's circles, through telling and listening to stories from women whose every day experience is about being "GUTSY". We will also invite participants to reconnect the personal to the political by sharing their own stories.

Power Inside is a human rights and harm reduction organization that serves women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence and oppression.  We serve women impacted by incarceration, street life and abuse. We offer direct services, advocacy, leadership development and public education to help women build self-sufficiency, heal from violence, and avoid future criminal justice contact.

Our member, Stephen Towns captured some great photographs of the beginning and end of the event:

Be sure to join us for the closing reception for GUTSY at Gallery CA, Friday, August 8, 6:00 - 9:00 pm!