19th Images de Femmes

L`avenue du Mont-Royal, Nathalie Boivin
To celebrate International Women's Day in the Mile End, some fifty local women artists will be exhibiting their work at the Mile End Library, 5723 Avenue du Parc, and in neighbourhood shops as part of the 19th annual Images de Femmes. The annual event is to give further exposure to the artistic endeavours of area women. The organization now has some 80 members. Local filmmakers will also be screening their work throughout the area, so keep your eyes peeled.

At the vernissage this afternoon, there was quite a crowd on hand, which included City Councillor Alex Norris and Borough Councillor Richard Ryan. The exhibition is open to the public from March 3 to 18. The official 19th Images de Femmes celebration will be held at the Théâtre Rialto at 5723 Avenue du Parc on Sunday, March 4 at 7:00 pm. The Rythmes de Femmes with the Maha choir and many other singers and musicians will be performing. Admission to the event is $10.00; children are free. Organizers will also be taking donations for humanitarian aid to Japan.

Other related links:
Images de Femmes 2010
Images de Femmes 2011
Images de Femmes at Rialto Theatre 2011



Marilyn Berzan-Montblanch | March 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Thanks Heather for this wonderful (now annual) feature - and for the international access to it from Gender Across Borders! We have put it up on our facebook page and sent it to our 50 Images de Femmes 2012 participants - Marilyn

Here is the heartfelt response from Bernice Sorge (who is one of the six of us to also have works in the Gallery of the Canadian Embassy in Japan right now): Rebirth: Reflections for Japan post 3/11

That's great to join the other women on the internet!
Good to see what other women's groups around the world are doing and some day there will no borders as women demand equality of rights and freedom of expression. There are no borders among the oppressed.
Bernice Sorge

Heather | March 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Yes, as Kathryn Harvey said in the intro. We've always been the 99%.

This years performance at the Rialto was nothing short of stunning. I can't wait to see what happens next year for the 20th edition. Heather

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