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Her most recent creative work explores how domestic violence and abuse—both personal and institutional—infiltrates the minds of victims and their families. "It's a long process of waking up," she says, "through one's work and art." It's a problem that seems epidemic to her. "So many people go through domestic violence of some kind, not just families but within their communities." Hughes has two works from her current series on display in the boiler room gallery space, and is planning a larger show of her work in May.
Hughes moved into the Lace Mill five months ago. "What I love about this apartment," she says, pointing to the four large windows, "is that it's all light. Every morning I get to wake up and see the sunrise. It's so beautiful to wake up and see the clouds breaking up along the horizon."
The Right Side of the Tracks
"Our goal was to demonstrate that this neighborhood in Midtown was of value and a high-quality place for people to live," says Guy Kempe. "We've shown it can be done."