Sexual Assault Prevention Month exhibit on display at Art Matters in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Twenty local women artists are participating in the sexual assault prevention month art gallery which opened Friday in Bowling Green.

The theme of the exhibit is celebrating women. That celebration is reflected in both artists participating and in the artwork on display at the art matters community studio.

Women of all ages were able to submit work for the exhibit.

A portion of the proceeds from all sales of the artwork will go to Hope Harbor, the area’s sexual trauma recovery center in Bowling Green.

The owner and a participating artist in the exhibit spoke to WNKY on this issue of sexual abuse:

“Having raised three daughters I don’t like them to see that. They say mom, ‘we kinda knew,’ but still it seems painful to me. They’re so strong and beautiful, they deserve to be celebrated, because women deserve to be celebrated,” said Teresa Christmas, owner at Art Matters Community Studio in Bowling Green.

The gallery is open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. There will be food, wine and live music featuring local female artists.