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TOL PR 2016-09-15 Constance Ivana art exhibit Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 New Exhibit of Multimedia Works by Artist Constance Ivana Opens at Leesburg Town Hall on October 1, 2016 Artist’s opening reception on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 3pm to 5pm. Leesburg, VA (September 15, 2016) – In recognition of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Leesburg Commission on Public Art presents a special multimedia exhibit of artworks and poetry, highlighting the issue. Constance (Connie) Mcknight is currently an English teacher at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg, VA. In addition to her love for teaching, she loves painting and drawing. In recent years, she has shifted her focus towards painting with a purpose, choosing subjects that are controversial and thought provoking. Her use of bold, bright colors, is on purpose to command attention from her audience. As a result of recent events that have taken place in Loudoun County, Constance created a series of multimedia paintings accompanied by original poetry that tackle the issue of domestic violence. She feels that her artwork will begin difficult conversations that need to take pla ce. National statistics show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience severe physical violence by an inti mate partner in their lifetime. Constance has partnered up with Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) to bring awareness and provide support to local women and their chi ldren who have been victims of domestic violence. The Leesburg Town Exhibit Hall features rotating exhibits by Leesburg and Loudoun artists. Artists interested having their work considered for a future exhibit in the Leesburg Town Exhibit Hall should contact Anne Geiger, staff liaison to the Commission on Public Art, at ageiger@leesburgva.gov. # # #