Art students sought to promote awareness of sexual violence

Posted by Emma Craig | Posted on Mar 18, 2013

We are looking for Clark student artists to design both living art (recreated denim for student models) and art for an exhibit in Traina. This is a great opportunity for art students to participate in a great cause as well as work with unconventional materials, including denim.

The Denim Project is a new student initiative at Clark that uses art, community, and conversation to raise awareness of sexual violence on campus. We have been working with Jeans 4 Justice, a nonprofit organization that focuses on creating healthy relationships and empowering social change, with the ultimate goal of ending sexual violence. We will present a series on Awareness of Sexual Violence at the beginning of April; the events are listed on Facebook.

Throughout the past couple of weeks Clark students have submitted, through an anonymous, IRB-approved survey, their own stories of experiencing sexual violence. Once we have collected the stories, we will share them with artists who have committed to create pieces for the gallery, more or less re-interpreting these stories into works of art.

If you are interested in participating or have questions, please email denimprojectclarku@gmail.com.

This event is in just a couple of short weeks, so we would greatly appreciate any interest confirmed as soon as possible.

Thank you,

The Denim Project Committee

denimprojectclarku@gmail.com