On Friday in her native Luxembourg, Tessy Antony, Princess of Luxembourg attended the opening of the charity exhibition “Women and Femininity” in support of women and domestic violence victims at the hotel Sofitel Luxembourg Europe.
The event itself began at 6 pm local time, but Tessy and the organisers mingled starting at 4:30 in the hotel with some of the evening’s attendees.
Tessy is the patron of the event hosted and organised by artist Elisabeth Herckes-José. The Princess was delighted to take up the role as patron and wrote an article with a few friends that will feature in the 2,500 catalogues made in benefit of the exhibition and for victims.
The catalogues are placed in doctor’s offices and hospitals for women to look at to give them strength and encouragement to get out of the violent relationship. It also provides a way for women to support other women – a topic Tessy is very passionate about.
The event is in partnership with an array of different organisations including Professors Without Borders, which Princess Tessy co-founded.
This is the second year for the exhibition which, last year, featured 26 artists from eight nations with the proceeds going to help those women in need. This year featured another 24 international artists and their artwork.
This year’s artists are Ayka Kasimova, Bénédicte Henicz, Carine Quadross, Céline Bettel, Dahnne Gueye (Sanhi), Daniel Lloyd, Emanuela Wille, Harry Guzzi, Jacques Schneider, Laure Mackel, Lynn Cosyn, Michèle Frank, Pascale Seyler, Pierre Weber, Rafael Springer, Raphael Gindt, Reiny Rizzi-Gruhlke, Stéphanie Kenza Schneider, Wotjek London, and Zahrée Veerman.
Elisabeth Herckes-José said about the event and helping the victims of domestic violence to Royal Central, “If we talk about it, we can change it,” adding that they want to “give victims strength to get out of their situation.”
Donations are accepted for the event to help those women in need. To donate, you can either contact Ms Herckes-José or the association. Additionally, you can visit their Facebook page.
The exhibit runs from 8 March to 30 April.
For more information on the exhibition, follow their Facebook page.