Opening Reception of "Behind Closed Doors–No More"

Thursday, November 5, 2015
1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Art @ the Y presents:
Behind Closed Doors–No More
Linocuts and quilts by Elzbieta (Elka) Kazmierczak, MFA, PhD

Art @ the Y Opening Reception: Thursday, November 5, 2015
from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Located at: Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA
1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820

On view through December 2015

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.

Art @ the Y is an initiative of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St, Champaign, IL. All Art @ the Y events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit:
Questions? Contact Ann Rasmus at or at 217-337-1500.

Murphy Gallery Hours: Mondays-Thursdays: 9am to 9pm
Fridays from 9am to 5pm

Nearby Bus Stops: Wright & Chalmers, Transit Plaza, Armory & Wrightjordan Release Dates