The Scars That Bind: YMCA art show showcases 12 local women artists


Champaign, Ill. (WCIA)

An art exhibit located at the University YMCA in Champaign, is shining a light on 12 local women artists– all of whom experienced traumatic medical illnesses within their lifetime. The show is titled Scars That Bind: Resilient Women Artists and includes paintings, drawings, ceramics, poetry, and more.

CiLiving Storyteller, Erin Valle, caught up with artist and exhibit curator, Debra Bolgla, as well as the University YMCA’s Associate Director, Ann Rasmus, to chat about the ways in which these artists used their talent to document and explore their difficult circumstances.

Location: Murphy Gallery at the University YMCA

Jenny Barrett
Sandra Batzli
Debra Bolgla
Cindy Carlson
Karen Gottlieb
Barbara F. Kendrick
Melissa Lynch
Pat Baron Monigold
Bea Nettles
Lee Isaacson Roll
Sasha Rubel
Janelle Yates

Dates: August 26 – October 18, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12 | 5:00PM-7:00PM Murphy Gallery | University YMCA 1001 S. Wright St, Champaign, IL

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