Hofstra Press Release

Hofstra Press Release

Contact: Candyce Brokaw 631-653-4486
Title: “Breaking the Walls of Bias: Art from Survivors”
Date: July 7, 2006 through July 16, 2006
Location: Tricia’s Gallery, 96 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, New York

In August 2002 Breaking the Walls of Bias: Art from Survivors was on display in the Emily Lowe Gallery, at Hofstra University. The exhibit received outstanding reviews by The New York Times and Newsday. Survivors Art Foundation hopes to receive more outstanding press for the art show this summer.

Survivors Art Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to empowering trauma survivors by encouraging healing through the arts. This exhibit will be an exciting educational and cultural event for the community. It will help to raise public awareness through the arts. The artists showcased are working through their personal journeys which span physical and domestic violence, war-related trauma, AIDS, Cancer, Mental illness and other types of disabilities. The artists come from as close as Westhampton Beach and as far away as Kosovo and Brazil.

This show is a unique opportunity for Long Islanders and our seasonal visitors to experience a visual encounter with the inner strength of those, who in the face of devastating circumstance, trace a delicate path of self-affirmation as they investigate their own profound experiences. All people, young and old will be enriched by this art exhibit.

From July 7, 2006 until July 16, 2006 “Breaking the Walls of Bias: Art from Survivors” will be on exhibit. Tricia’s Gallery located at 96 Main Street in Westhampton Beach will be hosting the exhibition. An opening reception will be held on July 8, 2006.

More information can be found in the accompanying literature and on our website. The artwork is available to photograph before the show. Please contact Candyce Brokaw with any questions or requests. 631-6534486