‘Both Eagle and Serpent’ mixed media exhibit explores themes of cultural identity
By Seb Peltekian Medill Reports Luis Sahagun’s art exhibit “Both Eagle and Serpent” evokes the Mexican flag, which features an eagle holding a snake in its talons, as well as how Latin American immigrants arrive in the United States — by air or by land. Sahagun’s artwork includes sculptures, paintings and installations to explore cultural […]
Open art studio offers sexual assault survivors healing in Ravenswood
By Carolyn Talya Cakir There is a still that settles around the room as people begin to create. Surrounded by art created by sexual assault survivors, eight people sit at two fold-out tables in the center of The Awakenings Foundation art gallery in Ravenswood. They are participating in Making Matters, an open art studio session […]
Gallery founder aims to raise awareness of sexual abuse through art
By Carlos D. Williamson Jean Cozier didn’t know she’d be the owner of an art gallery at 61 – let alone one that showcased the works of survivors of sexual abuse and rape. Cozier still isn’t sure this is what she was meant to do. She just knows she can’t stop.