Wednesday, March 7, 2012

International Women's Day with WOMANCENTRIC

Naked Lady Series by Cori  Sandler

Quilt Squares representing years of Protests and Festivals made from T-Shirts by Alice de Wolff

 International Women's Day Gallery Art Show


A rich celebration of the creative spirit of women will take place this Thursday, the 101st International Women’s Day at the Corre Alice Gallery in Cumberland.
The opening event of this month-long exhibit will feature 10 spoken word, vocal, instrumental and dance artists who range in ages from 14 to 70. They will perform surrounded by a stunning visual exhibition.
Corre Alice is thrilled with the response to her call for contributions to this show.
“Forty people have sent me their visual work! It’s wonderful how excited and supportive everyone has been about it, and what lovely artists we have in the Comox Valley.”
The pieces she has accepted for this show celebrate women’s beauty, some of the contemporary issues in women’s lives, women’s spirituality and struggles.
Most of the artists are from the Comox Valley, but the show includes artists from Alberta, Salt Spring Island, Quadra Island, Campbell River and Alert Bay. The exhibit includes work in oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media, ensemblage, fabric, photography, ceramics and collage.
WOMENCENTRIC is the beginning of the second year of the Corre Alice Gallery. She lovingly renovated Frelone’s Grocery to create the gallery space, and in her first year brought a series of monthly exhibits to our community.
Along with her own work, these have including shows that feature surrealism, watercolours, photography and group events.
The visual exhibition will hang at the gallery throughout the month of March.
The gallery is usually open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To confirm hours, call 250-400-4099 or visit