Canada was born 150 years ago in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. At that time women had no voice in the home of Confederation.
Today, March 8 is the 102nd International Women’s Day: A day where the achievements of women, past, and present are celebrated. We have come a long way socially, economically and politically. Yet there are miles to go, around the globe, in terms of freedom and equality.
As a part of the ongoing PEI 2014 Celebrations, The Gallery at The Guild is hosting an exhibit of women artists and woman themed art. As it stands in Canada: most artists live below the poverty line and female artists earn an average of 28% less than male artists. The Guild exhibition features original pieces of art priced at $150 or less, with 100% of the proceeds going to the artists.
I am honoured to have a piece of my work among such talent! I chose to enter a sketch of Summerside’s Heather Moyse and Calgary’s Kaillie Humphries with their Sochi Gold. The theme of this year’s IWD is Women Who Inspire Change. I believe that these two women will inspire generations of girls to achieve in sport or anything they may have been afraid to try.
The Exhibit opened last night and runs through March 15th. It is open to all. Mediums include, paint, watercolor, pencil, sculpture, photography, textile, etc. The pieces celebrate the diverse talents and visions of Island artists. I hope lots of Islanders make it out to see some art!
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