SHINE: A Feminine Perspective (Art Show Opening)
Join us for a magical evening of artists, writers, fire, food, live music, drinks, and journals.
In this show, we lift the expression of the feminine on a variety of topics: Nature, the Earth, global warming, the oppression and shaming of women, redefining our mythological journeys, preserving natural spaces, recycling and upcycling, the sex trade, external beauty, internal beauty, motherhood, and sisterhood. We are providing local women artists and writers a platform to allow this perspective to shine through.
SHINE: A Feminine Perspective is an exhibit sponsored by Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville, and curated by artist/attorney Deborah Reid, to shine the light on the diverse viewpoints of women in Jacksonville, using words, art, color, storytelling, and creative power.
We'll be walking along shining paths of candlelight, serving drinks in the She Shed, gathering around a fire in the garden, telling stories, admiring the artwork, reading women's words, and listening to live music by female artists.
This event will be a fundraiser for the non-profit Foundation of Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville. Artists will be selling their work and donating a portion of the proceeds to support our outreach and scholarship programs.
The fact is, only 2-4 percent of the art in our national museums today is by women, and only 27 percent of the artwork in our major galleries is by women, according to the American Alliance of Museums and the National Museum of Women in Art.
As for writers, men receive 62 percent of the bylines in print and other media outlets, while women only receive 38 percent.
If we want to expand our world view and grow as a country, it seems important to allow more diverse voices and perspectives to infuse our national conversation. We can be intentional about this.
The feminine perspective is not MORE important than the male perspective, but it is at least AS important. We can encourage that perspective to shine forth in our world. This show is a celebration of that idea.
Hope to see you there!