Turning Point offers collaborative art exhibit

Staff Reports

Turning Point Domestic Violence Services and the Columbus Area Arts Council are collaborating on a community art project as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The project, “Transformation,” consists of 692 buttons designed by children, teens and adults in the local community and surrounding areas.

When creating the button designs, participants were asked to think about a set of prompts relating to healthy relationships and supporting survivors.

The shape of a butterfly was chosen due to the transformative nature of survivors’ healing processes and each member of the community being transformed by our relationship with others.

Buttons were curated by color and message, and may be viewed at an installation at the 411 Gallery, by appointment, on Fridays between noon and 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment, contact Susana Villegas at [email protected]

The project was inspired by “33, Three Four Two” which was created as a collaboration between the Indianapolis Arts Center and The Julian Center.

Turning Point Domestic Violence Services serves Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Johnson and Shelby counties.

For more information on the art installation or the agency’s services, visit turningpointdv.org.

Anyone in need of services or with questions may call the 24-hour Helpline at 800-221-6311.