Farmington — Portraits of Courage, an exhibition of original art by Penny Hood that honors the strength and courage of those who have survived sexual assault and domestic violence, will be on display through June in the Healing Garden corridor at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

An artist and licensed clinical professional counselor from the Farmington area, Hood created the original artwork in this traveling exhibit to honor the survivors of violence and their advocates, according to an FMH news release.

“Moving through trauma requires great courage,” says Hood in the release. In developing the project, she looked for people eager to break the silence around violence and asked them where they found the strength to get where they are today.

Following in-depth collaborative interviews, Hood painted pictures of what recovery and healing can look like. “The resulting portraits shine with hope, strength, courage, resilience, and spirit. They inspire us all to find our own strength in the face of adversity,” she said in the release.

“We are pleased to have this exhibit on display for a full month on our campus,” said Gerald Cayer, Franklin Community Health Network executive vice president, in the release. “It is yet another representation of our organization’s ongoing commitment to domestic violence awareness and community education—hope and courage.”

A reception and gallery talk featuring the artist discussing the inspiration for the exhibit and stories behind some of the portraits is set for 5:15 p.m. Monday, June 8, in the Healing Garden corridor at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Refreshments will follow.