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Student art on domestic abuse featured in Coeur de Catherine

Anna Garski '12 stands in front of "The Phoenix Trilogy" which explores her relationship with domestic abuse.
Anna Garski '12 stands in front of "The Phoenix Trilogy" which explores her relationship with domestic abuse.
Photos by Hilary Stein '14.

An exhibit of artwork by Anna Garski '12 is being featured at St. Catherine University to call attention to domestic abuse and violence against women.

Called "The Phoenix Trilogy," the series of three oil paintings was featured on the third floor atrium of the Coeur de Catherine on the St. Paul campus of St. Catherine University from March 24 through March 31, and move to the Minneapolis campus, where it will be displayed in Old Main from April 2 through April 5. The series explores the Garski's personal relationship with domestic abuse.

The exhibit was presented by St. Kate's Taskforce Working to Eliminate Violence Against Women. Staff and faculty formed the taskforce in 2007 with the goal of developing curricular and co-curricular phoenix_trilogy2programming to “Educate, Engage and Empower” the campus community on the issues of violence against women. 

The Taskforce has worked closely with a number  of staff, faculty, students and alumnae to bring speakers to campus, develop original programming, create art installations on both campuses and hold panel discussions with survivors.

April 2, 2012 by Melissa Kaelin

See also: Arts, Social Justice, Students