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An exhibition of original art by Penny Hood that honors the strength and courage of those who have survived sexual assault and domestic violence—is on display at the Skowhegan Municipal Building through the month of November.“Moving through trauma requires great courage,” says Hood, an artist and art therapist.In developing the project, Hood looked for people eager to break the silence around interpersonal violence and asked them where they found the strength to get where they are today. Following in-depth interviews, Hood painted images of what recovery and healing can look like.“The resulting portraits shine with the heart, soul, and courage of the participants,” she says. Thirteen mostly watercolor portraits have been on display at the United Way office, the Farmington and Rangeley Congregational UCC Churches, the Kingfield Art Walk, the Farmington Police Department, Sexual Assault and Prevention Services in Farmington, University of Maine Emery Community Arts Center and Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts. These inspirational images open the door to what can be a difficult conversation, and encourage each of us to ask where our own strength might reside.These “working” portraits are a traveling exhibit, available for your office, school, church or other public venue.