CWEN TWENTY TEN - Opens at the Barber Gallery Sat. Feb. 13th 2 - 4 p.m. Exhibit runs until March 9th, 2010. Featuring twenty wonderful women artists.
Twenty women artists, celebrate Valentine's Day, Family Day, and International Women's Day.
Valentines, a celebration of love spanning centuries and cultures has it's roots in "valens" translated as worthy. Finns celebrate Ystavanpaiva, or "all friends day," where alongside romance, all friends are honoured. Welcome friends!
Here's what the show is all about:
Inspired by the olde Anglo Saxon word “Cwen,” a synonym for woman as queen, the Barber Gallery is pleased to host“Cwen Twenty Ten” a celebration of the prolific attributes and relationships in the lives of ancestral and contemporary women.
Old Irish, Scots, Welsh, Germanic, Russian, Norse, Norman, and Slavic definitions with roots in the middle and far east, site abundant text, mythologies and stories concerning the nature of, and what it means to be… women.
Mother, daughter, sister, lover. Friend, warrior, worker, teacher… Cwen combines qualities, some sacred, some not so much, in an attempt to interpret the feminine mystique.
The Barber Gallery is pleased to host twenty insightful women artists who portray the story of women through youth and age, love and loss, work and play, old stories and new, both naughty and nice, in honour of all things feminine.
Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis will have an information booth in the gallery.
Embracing Valentine’s Day, Family Day, and International Day of Women, “Cwen Twenty Ten” runs from SaturdayFebruary 13th, to March 9th with an opening reception Saturday February 13 from 2-4 P.M.
Opening day reception will feature choreography and dance by Ishra from Invoke-Tress Dance Theatre. Her performances will include a playful piece on the art of feminine flirtation, and a mystical piece portraying the heroic strength of women in mythology.
“Cwen” visual artists: Shirley Al, Andrea Bird, Olivia Brown, Marilyn Clarke, Annette Dyon, Nancy Farrell, Karen Fralich, Supria Karmakar, Mary Karavos, Karolina Kuras, Michelle Le Blanc, Jo Lomas, Jean Maddison, Marion Manning, Perry Acey McEwen, Sona Mincoff, Tina Newlove, Grayce Perry, Kathleen Schmalz, Barb Shaw, Janet Stanley, Debbie Thompson Wilson.
Special thanks to F&M Brewery and Yellow Tail Wines for their convivial offering of ambrosial nectar.
Everyone welcome! Please, bring along your friends and family to enjoy art, dance, food and drink, an afternoon of friendship and merry-making, as we celebrate this season of love!
Free admission. Free parking.
"All Friends Day" to March 9th we'll be accepting donations of new and good used bedding, sheets, pillow cases, blankets, towels, face cloths and toiletries to be donated to women and children's shelters through Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis
"Sharing the Flame" sports equipment drive - used/new skates, sleighs and sports equipment used for free family out door fun continues while the snow flies. Please pass the word around about these drives. Drop off centrally located at the Barber Gallery.
Once again we thank the community of Guelph who give so generously!
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