Artist makes statement with ‘Beauty from Brokenness’

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Angela S. Hudson’s art depicts real women who have suffered abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Artist Angela S. Hudson is calling attention to victims of sexual assault in a central Africa nation through an art exhibition and sale. “Beauty from Brokenness” continues through March 23 at The Gallery at PranaYoga, 1301 Lafayette St., Fort Wayne. A $5 donation is recommended in support of the gallery.

The images featured were created to call attention to the high rate of sexual assault on the women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and their need for assistance in healing. “The pieces depict real women and their stories as captured by photographer Mike Gerber on a recent mission trip to the DRC with representatives of Fellowship Missionary Church. Stories, shared anonymously, offer insight into the pain behind each beautiful face,” Hudson said in a statement announcing the exhibition.

Money from the sale of these pieces will be donated to World Relief Congo to help fund sexual assault and trauma healing programs for these and many others in the DRC.

Hudson is a freelance graphic designer and marketing specialist. For details, visit studio-a-design.com. She lives in Fort Wayne with her husband, Tony, and two children, Sam and Stella.

The Gallery at PranaYoga features a new artist every other month, with meet-and-greet opening receptions and a cash bar. Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. most Fridays; call (260) 423-9642 to confirm. Visit pranayogaschool.com for more information.