A couple of years ago, I was invited to participate in a local women’s ‘round robin’ art group. Every few weeks we get together to socialize and exchange projects, each of us adding our work to a collaborative piece on a different theme. The group has done altered books, written journals, and this year we decided on something more three dimensional – art boxes.
Inspired by the book Mixed-Media Dollhouses by Tally Oliveau & Julie Molina, we each took turns sending the group home with empty boxes and a new inspirational theme. The results have been beautiful, hilarious, illuminating, and just plain cool.
As if being part of the group wasn’t great enough, one of our art pieces has been included in an exhibition featuring Toronto women artists as part of International Women’s Day. The inspirational topic for the piece? GENDER! (Talk about ‘right up my alley.’)
EDIT: Here’s a pic of our display:
Besides our ’round robin’ contribution, the show features art by Patricia Phelan and participants in the expressive arts group at Sheena’s Place, plus work by Yvonne Villeneuve, Meredith Viner, Rheta Fines, Bonnie MacKenzie and Sara MacHin.
The opening night is TOMORROW (Friday March
3rd 2nd) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Wise Daughters Craft Market.
What an honour to have a piece of my art included in this exhibition!
More details on the exhibit and launch on the Wise Daughters website.