Art @ the Y presents Behind Closed Doors-No More

Friday, November 6, 2015 to Friday, December 18, 2015
Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA 1001 S. Wright, Champaign

Linocuts and quilts by Elzbieta (Elka) Kazmierczak, MFA, PhD

Elka Kazmierczak is a printmaker, book artist, expressive arts instructor, and survivor of domestic violence. A fellow of the Polish Ministry of Culture and Art, she immigrated from Poland in 1990, later receiving an MFA, MA, and PhD at the University of Illinois. Behind Closed Doors–No More presents an emotional journey from victim of domestic violence to advocate against gender-based violence. It includes the artist’s personal story and stories of women and girls interviewed by the artist. This exhibition shows the value of art as a means for speaking out against taboos: a means for healing and empowerment.

On view in Murphy Gallery through December 2015. Art @ the Y is an initiative of the University YMCA. All Art @ the Y events are free and open to the public.

Additional supporters of this exhibition include: Diversity and Social Justice Education , RACES–Rape, Advocacy, Counseling & Education Services, University of Illinois Women’s Resources Center, YWCA of the University of Illinois

Website: universityymca.org/artGifts for Runners