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May 19, 2017
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
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SAFE FUTURES EXHIBIT OPENS AT LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM
New London – In celebration of Safe Future’s 40th anniversary, the New London-based organization will be mounting an exhibition in Lyman Allyn’s Glassenberg Gallery, titled In Their Shoes. The interactive exhibition, using art, poetry, music and dance as forms of expression, springs from the question, “how can a pair of shoes or 170 pairs of shoes bring awareness and hope to the survivors of domestic violence?” It will be on view from June 2 through July 30, 2017.
In Their Shoes is the latest exhibition in Lyman Allyn’s Near :: New contemporary series. Artists, Pamela Pike Gordinier & Julia Pavone, have created an installation using the demographics of 170 women, men and children who received emergency care at Safe Futures shelter within the past year. For each survivor, a new pair of shoes has been collected and used as a metaphor for awareness and change.