When we send out a seed, we never know how it will grow. When I approached Hannah Lin, Executive Director of the YWCA Muskoka regarding an art show celebrating women in the arts, neither of us could have envisioned the response both from the artists and those who would join us in the celebrations.
We had 21 women submit art including paintings, prints, sculptures, and paper art. The evening of International Women's Day we gathered together and enjoyed conversation, music and poetry. The talented Canadian folk singer Beverlie Robertson sang about standing up and making the world a safer place for all. New friendships were formed and we were reminded of the meaning of International Women's Day with poetry readings, that spoke of the meaning of love, growth and female representation in art. The group that we formed plans to continue the movement of joining our voices together in celebrating our art. We are thrilled to say that we also had many more approach us, also wanting to join in. Be sure that you will be seeing more from the group here!
Click the video to listen to "Sense of Becoming" by Maria Duncalf-Barber, read by Hannah Lin.
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