Although Women's History Month is recognized in Canada each October, for Americans it takes place in March. Gallery 1C03 was happy to jump on board with our neighbours to the south and celebrate again, so we began promoting it a few weeks back with a post on the Gallery's twitter and instagram feeds using the hashtag #5WomenArtists. Our post included the names and images by five women artists that have recently shown or are currently showing with Gallery 1C03.
This list includes Winnipeg artists Elvira Finnigan and Lisa Wood, whose collaborative exhibition Cafeteria will be feted tomorrow with a public reception at the Gallery from 4 - 6 p.m., followed by artists' talks in room 2M70 at The University of Winnipeg at 6 p.m. Please join us to see how their work in this process-based show has evolved!
Left: Elvira Finnigan, excerpt from Cafeteria table; right: Lisa Wood, photo collage from Cafeteria happening.
Although we are one day behind on the International Museum Week social media campaign, we will begin today with the hastag #secretsMW to reveal behind the scenes information about an artwork in the University's collection. The featured piece is by a woman artist named Annora Brown. Learn more below from this text written by Gallery 1C03's Curatorial Intern Sarah Brereton!
Above: Annora Brown, Summer Afternoon, 1952, oil on masonite, 46 1/2" x 76 1/2". Collection of The University of Winnipeg. Gift of the Class of 1929.
Alberta-based artist Annora Brown created the large oil painting, titled Summer Afternoon and pictured above, in 1952. Visitors to The University of Winnipeg campus can view this work on the third floor of the Richardson College for the Environment where it is displayed at the entrance of the Institute of Urban Studies and Department of Indigenous Studies. Summer Afternoon was purchased by the University’s class of 1929 to commemorate a much respected classmate, R. Gerald Riddell, and it was originally installed as the centerpiece of the former campus library on the main floor of Bryce Hall.
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