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. Small and large works will be offered.
This is a free event but get a ticket to let us know you’re coming and enter your name for a set of free journals! Register here.
ARTISTS: Malath Albakri, Katie Bahn, Jennifer Bothast, Stephanie Cafcules, Nick Dunkenstein (who provided our poster art), Annelies Dykgraaf, Penny Edwards, Marsha Glaziere, Marsha Glaziere, Sharon Goldman, MargeteGriffin, Jenny Hager, Ginifer Brinkley Kunsberg, Sara May, Traci Mims, Corey Moortgat, Elena Ohlander, Mimi Sherman Pearce, Brittney Tucker and more. Please come out to support these artists and enjoy a magical evening of artwork, women’s words, and fun. Curated by Deborah Reid.
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.
The original vision of Women Writing for (a) Change was to lift the expression of the feminine in society. We believe that if we want to expand our world view and grow as individuals and community members, it is important to allow more diverse voices and perspectives to infuse our local and national conversations. 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!