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Casa celebrates women in the arts with new exhibitions

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Casa celebrates local female artists in their latest exhibitions, which opened June 22 and runs until Aug. 24.And Still She Persists is one of several new exhibitionas at Casa. Photo by Richard Amery
The first half of the main gallery features  “ And She Still Persists,” featuring works by  Lynne  Hunter-Johnston and Barbara West.
“They have looked at the myth of Lilith as a way to explore issues affecting women including wage inequality reproductive rights and history with the justice system,” said curator Darcy Logan, noting  the pieces include fibre based sculpture and installation components.
“They are both important parts of the art community. Lynne unfortunately passed away in the weeks leading up to the exhibition,” Logan said.
 The other half of the main gallery is bedspreads eat me up  and it really isn’t anything  to concern yourself with by Graze Wirzba.
“ They are inspired by bedspreads. Grace is a recent graduate of the University of Lethbridge,” he said.
“ she likes to  bring installation elements that examine the sense of comfort that reflects on childhood memories,” Logan said.
The Concourse Gallery features Elaine Henderson’’s ’“Landscape Impressions.”
“They are a suite of 18 paintings that are just stunning. Also upstairs  we have a group exhibition Child’s Rara Avis. (A Cluster of Rare Birds) It is a group of  nine artists who were inspired by the same poem, written by Lorraine Lee, that she wrote when she was a teenager. it shows how  diverse and subjective artwork can be,”he said.
 Meghan MacWhirter’s “Weight” is in the passage Gallery of Casa.
“There are exhibitions that are not to be missed. They are all a celebration of women working in the arts,” Logan summarized.
— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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