Archive 2007

April 2007 witnessed the launching of Violence Transformed’s first visual arts exhibit in Doric Hall of the Statehouse of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The exhibit was held in concert with the Annual Victim Rights Conference of the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance (MOVA). Every year since 2007, the Statehouse Exhibit of Violence Transformed has served as the centerpiece of an annual series of visual and performing arts events designed to engage the public in acknowledgement and celebration of the transformative power of art. This first Statehouse exhibit was curated by community artists, academics and representatives of diverse community service and arts organizations who ultimately formed the core of a growing list organizational sponsors, contributing artists and visual and performing arts curators. To learn more about the organizational sponsors and key players in Violence Transformed, please click here to visit our About page. HIGHLIGHTS: This exhibit was highlighted by a memorable display of works by young and emerging artists and by mature artists from throughout New England as well as by works selected from both local and international collections. The Maquette of “Ibis Ascending” by sculptor Judith McKie was provided to the exhibit by The Garden of Peace in remembrance of homicide victims and their families. It and other compelling works were celebrated at a Performing Arts Reception that opened with Taiko Drumming by Mark Rooney followed by an incredibly wide range of performances.


Violence Transformed: An Exhibition of Selected Works

April 23-27, 2007


Youth Transforming Violence: Ubuntu in the Works

April 22, 2017