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Toronto event: International Women’s Day art show

February 23rd, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

Steam Whistle March Art Show: A month long art show in theme with International Women’s Day

Please note: this event is ALL-AGES!

VOICES & Exposed: the Female Perspective

Steam Whistle Brewing has been supporting the artist community since 2000 by hosting monthly art exhibitions in their Gallery to showcase local creative talent. The March art exhibit is a collaboration of two artist groups exploring women’s issues in theme with the International Women’s Day (held this year on March 8th). The Opening Night Party on Wednesday, March 7th will feature poetry reading and a screening of a documentary about Literature for Life in addition to the visual art and photography on display.

[Blog note: Literature for Life is an organization working for social justice for young at risk mothers and helping marginalized women break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Check out the website for more.]

The exhibition entitled Exposed: The Female Perspective highlights female artists of this generation, who are representative of the art movement today. This work shares a common focus by commenting on contemporary art as a whole through the female perspective while emphasizing the significance of process. Putting their most intimate selves on display, this group of female artists explore their inner most thoughts, feelings and desires while creating a statement on societal expectations in an unedited and paradoxical movement. The audience is invited to define their own interpretation of these works.

Artists include:

Christina Mazzulla Megan Keenan Megan D’Angelo Melissa Smich Tania Iskiw Tegan Tough Saba Moghtader

The exhibit entitled Voices explores the complicated journey towards women finding their voice in modern times. Through words, art, photography and poetry, the young women have found a means of expressing their voices, their unique identities, and the many challenging and exciting moments that surround them. The exhibit speaks to the journey of women as they move from uncertain and questioning tones of voice to the war cry in the fight for justice and all of the voices in between. The “words” are based on poetry and writings from a collection called “Holla!” created by Literature for Life’s Women’s Words Reading Circle group. The photos and artwork are contributed by many women who are connected with Literature for Life as volunteers, supporters and participants.

Join us for the Opening Night Party, Wednesday March 7th from 7-11 pm at Steam Whistle Brewing, The Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Blvd. Toronto or visit the brewery during all of March to see the exhibition. Event link:

All exhibitions are open free to the public - Monday to Thursday from 12 noon to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11 am -6pm, and Sunday from 11am to 5 pm.

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