DVCC presented Stirring Up Hope: An Art Auction

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Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) is set to present the exciting Stirring Up Hope on Oct. 11 at the Clarion Hotel. The event will feature original work from artists such as Susan Davy, Lynn Fundingsland, Karen Smith, Tom Willis, Shan Cunningham Barb Boesl and more. There are framed prints from Ted DeGrazia, Walter Piehl and Floyd Fairweather. Additionally, beautiful hand crafted quilts, fiber art, glass, metal pieces and table runners will be available in either live or silent auction.

Another exciting feature of this unique event creates numerous one of a kind pieces from local artists who designed and repurposed wooden spoons for Stirring Up Hope. A wooden spoon is a simple item most people have encountered and have a memory of. However, not all have the same memories, some are positive and some are not. One may have cooked with a parent and have great memories of stirring spaghetti sauce with a loved one, or it may have something sad or scary associated with it. The artists use the spoon as it is, then add to it or change it. It develops a new identity much like the people who come to the DVCC New Beginnings Campus. People arrive at DVCC following a circumstance where they are victimized. Through empowerment, services, support, and a lot of work on their own, they transform showing their resilience.

In 2017, DVCC was able to provide over 3,800 safe nights of shelter to survivors and their children, assist with 70 protection orders, and provided numerous opportunities for ongoing peer support. Events such as Stirring Up Hope allow DVCC to continue to provide a refuge and resources to begin a life free of violence to those escaping abuse.

Tickets are $10 and include appetizers and a cash bar throughout the evening. To purchase tickets, contact the DVCC office at 852-2258 or via website at https://courage4change.org/news-enents/event-calendar.html/event-form/registration-form/32413/tickets.

If you are unable to attend but with to contribute please mail contributions to DVCC, PO Box 881, Minot, ND 58702.

For more information about DVCC, go to www.courage4change.org. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., live auction will begin at 7:15 p.m.