The International Women’s Day’s theme this year is “Choose To Challenge”.
The Art Centre exhibition is called Challenge To Choose.
We acknowledge the privileged position required in order to even begin thinking of challenging the world’s injustices – the challenge of making any choice. Thinking of this phrase and its reversal leads to multi-faceted interpretations.
We invite your interpretation, in any art form. Artworks that discuss our challenges, or celebrates opportunities, instigating discussion and ongoing, open-ended dialogue. Some of us are able to challenge, on behalf of those that can not.
Artists and writers who create in any disciplines and mediums, please email us your work, along with a short artist statement about the work submitted.
2D, 3D, digital, text, website links, video files, audio files, performance pieces, social practice, art book, assemblage, collage, installation, outdoor works, online-only, mail art, poetry, essays, prints, maquettes, ceramic, etc, etc – all proposals welcomed.
Join in the online discussion!
Listen to andrea bennett’s 10 minute introduction here.
The What the Plus Group Art Exhibition is ongoing (Tues, Thurs & Sat 12-5PM)
until July 25, 2020.
|Alfred Bolster||Fiona Tyler|
|Amber Friedman||Giovanni Spezzacatena (rabideye)|
|Andrea Bennett (guest speaker)||Jazz Rico|
|Angelica Hamilton||John Hewson|
|Blossom (Maia Wade)||Karin Birch|
|Chris Roberts||Kathryn Neun|
|Daniel Rajala||Kevin Wilson|
|Earle Thompson||Prashant Miranda|
Although LBGQT2 stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Queer/Questioning and 2-Spirited, the plus (+) that is usually included after the initialism encompasses a list of other identities that fall under the queer umbrella. Our group art exhibition features 17 local artists ranging in age from 12 to 65+, working in various media, focusing on the ‘+’ itself, as it indicates a range or ‘gradient’, representing the fluid spectrum of human gender and sexuality.
JUNE 20 – JULY 25, 2020
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 12pm-5pm
Online Interview and audience Q&A “Theyday” on
Friday, July 17th at 7pm
An exploration of the way queer identities have evolved over time, including the initialism LGBTQ+ and its additions and spaces and everything in-between, with author Andrea Bennett. Access through www.whattheplus.ca
Sponsored by: qathet Community Justice – BC Arts Council – Malaspina Art Society, Powell River Council for Arts & Culture – PR Pride.