Exhibit by: Connecticut Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art
March 1, 2012 – March 30, 2012
Independent curator and artist consultant Laura Einstein chose 40 works by 24 women artists from around the state; the works encompass painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, and installation art. The art speaks to the ways in which women see their changing roles with regard to issues that affect our social, political and societal structures and the exhibit demonstrates the power of art to affect our hearts and minds, and perhaps even to change opinions. Themes addressed in the show include: contemporary feminism, the image of women in myth, and women in roles varying from CEO to wife and mother to goddess. Some works address how violence and terrorism are seen through the feminine lens. An overarching theme is the strength and stamina of women in the face of a changing world.
The Women’s Caucus for Art is a national organization whose mission is to create community through art, education, and social activism. They are committed to recognizing the contributions of women in the arts, providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development, supporting local, national, and global art activism, and advocating for equity in the arts for all. The mission of WCA and this year’s theme for Women’s History Month coincide in the sphere of education, with the College Art Association coming under the umbrella of the National Women’s Caucus for Art.