Inasmuch Foundation Gallery
"Even Stars Cannot Shine Without Darkness"
June 15 through July 20, 2018
Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma and the Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA), presents the exhibit of art works created by girls receiving treatment in the OJA Secure Center in Norman, Oklahoma. The Girl Scouts provide weekly programming on subjects such as anti-bullying and self-esteem. Through this curriculum, girls are encouraged to experiment in various art activities to develop positive coping skills and stress relief. By exploring art forms such as painting, pastels, and poetry, they have been able to depict their struggles and share their story.
The need for awareness, positive girl programming and mentorship is extremely important for the girls in OJA care. The girls hope that by sharing their story, others will begin to understand the struggles they have faced in their young lives and the social problems that contributed to their current situation. These new social skills, along with their treatment, will help them become successful and productive citizens when they return to their communities.
Through their art, the girls express their thoughts and feelings and how drug use, human trafficking, abusive relationships, and bullying affected their lives. Their art also reflects how they’re working through those problems with the help of the Girls Scouts.
For more information call 405-682-1611, extension 2581 during Gallery hours, or the Cultural Programs office at 405-682-7576 during non Gallery hours.