6:30PM - 8:00PM
In recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and raising awareness of women's health issues, guests will view images of select masks from the museum's permanent collection. Charlotte leaders in the health, wellness, and spirituality community will examine women living "behind the mask" of their true personal identities, relationships and roles. Participants will explore how to see the signs of denial, renewal, mental-health distress, negative and abusive relationships, and learn ways to seek help using available area services. Panelists include; psychologist, Dr. Angela Hargrow, Pearls Inc. - for creative healing president, Sandra Escobosa-Guynes, CMPD Officer Gary McFadden, associate minister, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Reverend Carla Patterson, Director, Dickson Shelter, Safe Alliance, Kathy B. Gauger, and moderator, lifecoach, and editor of Pride Magazine, Lashawnda Becoats. Special Guest: Artist, Beverly McIver will kick off the talk discussing her piece "Dora's Dance," featured at Mint UPTOWN.
© 2002 Beverly McIver
Beverly McIver (American, 1962-). Dora’s Dance, 2002, oil on canvas. Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Jay Everette, Ronald Carter, Cheryl Palmer and Frank Tucker, Andy Dews and Tom Warshauer, Dee Dixon, Patty and Alex Funderburg, Michael J. Teaford and R.K. Benites, Sharon and Rob Harrington, June and Ken Lambla, Mike Davis, Judy and Patrick Diamond, Anonymous Donor in honor of Amber Smith, Anonymous Donor. 2013.52. Collection of The Mint Museum.