September 20 to December 6, 2014
This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Central Okanagan Women’s Resource & Education Foundation and features over 60 works of art in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, and quilting, all created by local women.
It coincides with Women’s History Month and celebrates the 85th anniversary of the Persons Case, which initiated the right of women to participate in all facets of life, and opened opportunities to realize their potentials.
October is Women’s History Month. This exhibition helps create a greater awareness of women’s contribution to Canadian society, and to create a greater appreciation of women’s achievements. Women have used their creativity and their ability to work collectively and collaboratively in the quest for equality.
The title of the show is The Power of Women’s Creativity: Past, Present & Future. It recognizes women’s use of creativity to create social change.
Nellie McClung, who was one of the famous 5 and instrumental in the success of the Persons Case, once said, “We must remember the past to understand the present and face the future”.
Women artists in the Okanagan were asked to reflect on this and then express through art what it meant to them. This exhibition is the result of their responses.
Friday, September 19, 7 to 9 pm
Central Okanagan Women’s Resource & Education Foundation