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Linocuts and quilts by Elzbieta (Elka) Kazmierczak, MFA, PhD

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, November 5 from 5pm to 7pm
at Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA

On view through December 2015

Elka Kazmierczak is a printmaker, book artist, expressive arts instructor, and survivor of domestic violence. A fellow of the Polish Ministry of Culture and Art, she immigrated from Poland in 1990, later receiving an MFA, MA, and PhD at the University of Illinois.  Behind Closed Doors–No More  presents an emotional journey from victim of domestic violence to advocate against gender-based violence. It includes the artist’s personal story and stories of women and girls interviewed by the artist. This exhibition shows the value of art as a means for speaking out against taboos: a means for healing and empowerment. 

An Expressive Art Workshop: Behind Closed Doors–No More
A hands-on workshop facilitated by Elka Kazmierczak, with all materials provided.
Thursday, November 12, 7:00pm
Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA

Art at the Y is an initiative of the University YMCA, 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820. 
All Art @ the Y events are free and open to the public.

Additional supporters of this exhibition include: Diversity and Social Justice Education, University of Illinois Women’s Resources Center, YWCA of the University of Illinois

See what's happening next at Art @ the Y's Upcoming Page.

Murphy Gallery Summer Hours
Mondays-Fridays 9am to 4pm
(Please note summer hours through August 14)

Parking Nearby:
Parking lot on 6th between Daniel & Chalmers - Free after 5pm.
Parking garage on 6th & John - Free after 5pm.
Street parking on Wright, Chalmers, & 6th Streets for 75¢ per hour.
Municipal lot on Green & 5th Streets for $1 per hour.

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