These t-shirts are created by the clients at the Sexual Assault Center in Nashville as a way to give voice to their personal experience. Displayed together, they are the Clothesline Project, a nationwide art project started by Rape Crisis Centers since the 1970s.
Rachel Freeman, Clinical Director at the Nashville Center, shared, “We worked with a professional artist who lead Clothesline art workshops, and it was an amazing opportunity for our clients. She gave them the ability to be more creative. Creating their t-shirt art was a very powerful tool for them to express the pain and the healing in a very positive way that words sometimes cannot.”
SAC received a grant from the Metro Arts Commission to exhibit the Clothesline Project throughout the month of April at the Downtown Public Library, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, and Cheekwood.
For more information, visit www.SACenter.org.