Thursday, March 3, 2011

Press Release!

Whoa, we're just about a week away from the opening! We are not frazzled yet (by then you will not want to see panda eyes).

Our press release has been released and lovingly put on Arc Magazine!

We're taking interviews media folks!

We will be on Flow network's Chit Chat on Tuesday March 9th and maybe on the radio!


“Women Make Art!” (WOMA ’11), Grenada’s first ever women-themed art exhibition featuring women artists exclusively will be held at the old United Travel Agency Building, #9 Young Street, St. George’s, from March 11th – 25th, 2011, in honour of International Women’s Day (March 8th, 2011). The exhibition will feature paintings, photography, sculpture and three-dimensional works from Grenadian and Grenada-based women artists.

The WOMA Committee, comprising established and upcoming members of the local art community, conceived the exhibition as a way to contribute to the educational development and cultural enrichment of artists, art lovers, and help raise awareness of women’s issues in Grenada. As an event in commemoration of the 100 year celebration of International Women’s Day, WOMA ’11 will be listed as an event along with over 1000 other events worldwide.

Held under the auspices of the Alliance Fran├žaise and the Grenada Arts Council, the exhibition brings together communities of artists, both professional and emerging, while engaging other members of the Grenada community. The artists seek to harness visual media to explore and promote the support of women’s issues. For this reason, a portion of the sales proceeds will be donated to Breaking Barriers. Breaking Barriers is a project run by the Grenada National Organisation of Women (GNOW) to help abused women acquire skills that will enable them to be a viable part of the workforce.

The theme of the exhibition is simply “Women”. With more than 30 artists signed up, the organizers hope that this will be a success so that future events can be held, making the event an annual one. One of the main event organizers, Stacey Byer, is a young artist who says, “Through art we can address important social issues and supporting women in need is such a worthy cause.” Another committee member, artist, Tracey Chan says, “This is an exciting time in the Grenadian art society – we are looking forward to doing more, making more and getting people interested in new things.”

Opening night on March 11th will feature a special silent auction of an art piece donated by Carina Andrew, the proceeds of which go to Breaking Barriers. The exhibition opens at 6:30pm, March 11th, 2011, and runs until March 25th. Hours of operation will be 10 am – 6 pm. There is no admission fee and donations are accepted.

Contact information:
E-mail: womenmakeart@gmail.com

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