SafeSpace offers victims of domestic violence safety, support and education, empowering them to create an independent life, free from violence. SafeSpace is the only certified domestic violence center saving lives 24/7 and preventing domestic violence throughout the Treasure Coast.

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a Domestic Violence Awareness Exhibit

YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee 

1608 Woodmont Blvd. | Nashville, Tennessee  37215  | 615.983.5172| www.ywcanashville.com

Please Visit and Support Our Benefitting Charities

Public and Artists’ Reception: Friday, October 14, 2016 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

We will also be recognizing the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee and featuring a video they produced entitled “We are the Lions” through their MEND program. MEND is an innovative, primary prevention initiative dedicated to ending violence against women and girls by engaging and educating men and boys. MEND seeks to change our current culture that supports violence against women through educating men and boys to think differently and become catalysts of cultural change. MEND teaches men and boys that they can begin to affect change if they publicly speak out about language that devalues and objectifies women and girls.  We are the Lions illustrates the connection between unintentional behavior and intentional violence against women and girls.

Executive Produced and Directed by

David Fischette - Go West Creative
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Executive Producer – Matthew Reithmayr

Due to Hurricane Matthew, the First Friday Gallery Stroll has been moved to

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th From 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. p


All are invited to come and meet the artists at the Gallery of Hope.org on Friday, October 14, from 5 pm to 8 pm at the artist/public reception.  The Gallery of Hope.org is located in the Historic Theatre Plaza building at 2036 14th Avenue, Suite 101, in Downtown Vero Beach.  Guests are requested to make a donation at the door for Safespace, our local beneficiary. Guests will enjoy dessert hors d'oeuvres, iced tea, punch and coffee.

For further information regarding the gallery or this exhibit, please visit www.galleryofhope.org or call (772) 643-6994. 

October 4th to October 29th, 2016

The Gallery of Hope.org is not a charity and is not currently seeking 501(c)(3) status.  The Gallery of Hope.org is a web site and gallery location of a private business Island Images Professional Photography Studio, Inc., who provides photographic education, programs and opportunities to the underprivileged, students and seniors interested in the photographic arts. We also encourage others to support local and global environmental and humanitarian charities.   The Gallery of Hope.org also allows its location to be used for multiple exhibitions each year specifically designed to raise additional awareness and funding for these charities.

The Gallery of Hope.org in the Historic Arts District of Downtown Vero Beach is honored to present an extremely significant photographic art exhibit entitled “DAMAGED” ~An  Awareness Exhibit on Domestic Violence, by photographic artists, J. Scott Kelly and Shannon Sheppard from October 4 through October 29, 2016.  This highly poignant body of photographic work represents the physical and emotional damage suffered after experiencing some type of domestic abuse.These touching and stirring images are a very powerful form of expression and have been created to touch and engage the viewer.

It is the mission of the Gallery of Hope.org to help photographic artists gain recognition and exposure to the art community and those who support it, as well as bring awareness to charities and/or matters of importance in our local, national and global communities.  The gallery’s director and contributing artist, J. Scott Kelly, explains “The exhibit titled, DAMAGED, was curated to bring awareness to the widespread issue of domestic abuse/violence, together with a few groups that are working toward combating the problem and alleviating some of the accompanying issues.”

The two main charities being recognized at this exhibit are SafeSpace and MADI Apparel. SafeSpace is a local non-profit United Way organization serving victims of domestic violence in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties in Florida. SafeSpace offers victims of domestic violence safety, support and education, empowering them to create an independent life, free from violence.  SafeSpace is dedicated to saving lives and serving the community offering hope, healing and change to all those who seek its services.MADI Apparel,is a woman’s intimate clothing manufacturer in Kansas City, Missouri, who states that …”For every pair of underwear we sell, we donate a pair to a woman in need.  Why?  Because underwear is the most needed, under-donated item of clothing.”

This is a Spoken Cinema™ production
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Written and performed by Steve Connell
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If you or someone you love is in need of immediate assistance

please call the

National Domestic Violence

Help Line: (800) 799-7233 or go to http://mendusa.org


For every pair of underwear we sell, we donate a pair to a woman in need.  Why?  Because underwear is the most needed,
under-donated item of clothing.

MADI Apparel is a women’s undergarment brand with the dedication to Make a Difference domestically and globally.  MADI was founded upon the principles of American manufacturing, self-sustaining fabrics/packaging and global impact through underwear donations.

© J. Scott Kelly

Exhibition ~ Damaged