The S.O.S. II, Signs of Suicide Traveling Exhibition, a project made possible by K12 Gallery & TEJAS, premiered at the Xenia Community Library on Monday, March 26. The exhibit will remain on display until Sunday, April 8. The exhibit is displayed on the first floor of the Xenia Community Library, located at 76 East Market Street.
The exhibit gives youth a permission slip to talk about the subject of suicide through art. Now in its second year, S.O.S. II: Signs of Suicide, Traveling Exhibition is a visual arts awareness campaign that dispels myths associated from suicide to inform the public about facts and offer community resources.
The exhibition features 30 large-scale paintings to bring awareness to the silent epidemic of suicide. Painted by students and professional artists, this year’s artwork incorporates school-approved literary works as a new way to interact about the visual imagery ranging in subject matters, ranging from disparity and courage.
“We are proud to partner with K12 Gallery and TEJAS,” says Xenia Head Librarian Melissa Fasanella. “Hopefully have this as a public exhibit helps people talk more openly about a difficult and important subject.”
For more information please visit the library’s website at www.greenelibrary.info. The library system consists of seven locations: Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Cedarville, Fairborn, Jamestown, Yellow Springs, and Xenia.
Contact: Rebecca Sargent, Program Director
K12 Gallery & TEJAS
341 S. Jefferson Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402