I'm a bit late to post this - the opening reception for the 2015 "Women" exhibit was held on Friday March 6th. It was supposed to be from 7-10 pm, preceded by a panel discussion from 6-7 pm. When we arrived at 7:15 the panel discussion was still going on .... and when we left at 8, it was still going on.
But, it was a nice exhibit. We got to see some wonderful pieces by some very talented artists. A few photos have been posted on the exhibit facebook page.
Below is a shot of me next to my painting, and the accompanying narrative. One of these days I may learn how to smile in photographs.
The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) has an annual "Women" art exhibit which runs in conjunction with the observance of March as Women's History Month. Each year the National Women's History Project selects a theme for participating organizations to focus on during the month. This year's theme is “Weaving The Stories of Women’s Lives." CAID has introduced a sub-theme to their exhibit this year: “Our Mentor.”
The CAID organization has been around since 1979. I've lived in the Detroit area and in SE Michigan most of my life and never knew about this place. Thanks to the wonders of the internet and social media, I do now.
I submitted the Winter Dirndl painting for inclusion in this year's exhibit and it was accepted. I also included some background information about the piece and my mom's history along (see below) l which I hope can be displayed beside the painting.
CAID "Women” Exhibition details
Dates: March 6th - March 29th
Pre-show Discussion & Panel “Women in Art”: March 6th 6-7pm
Opening Reception: March 6th 7-10pm
Curated by Myett Risker
I'm quite excited to be a part of this!