A Woman’s Place (4/2018)

Opening: April 13th from 5-7pm
Artist Panel: April 28th from 2-4pm
Film Screening 1: April 22nd from 2-4pm 'Who Does She Think She Is'
Film Screening 2: May 5th from 2-4pm 'Packed In A Trunk'

This engaging collection of work created by women in response to the sensational #metoo movement is a powerful statement of the times, and premiered in Boston to rave reviews.

What does it mean to be a woman in the 21st century?  This question was explored by a group of 17 artists who created a deeply nuanced and thoughtful body of work.  With a gentle severity these pieces bring an intelligent awareness to the issues of gender inequity.  

Kimberly Becker, a past resident of the Midcoast, is the driving force behind this collection.  Her own work, 'The Housedress Project' is a show within this show, highlighting Ms. Becker's mastery of storytelling through thread.  Each delicately crafted dress has a house painted on its front with the story of the woman who lives there stitched down its back.  Often painful to read, these poignant tales are true to life accounts of injustices perpetrated against women.  

The opening will be held in the gallery space of the Chocolate Church on April 13 from 5-7pm.  Three spin off events are also planned in the gallery and light refreshments will be served at all events.

Artists will always strive to tell the story through their craft and this collection is a powerful example of that. Showing, and viewing, this work is one way we can break down the barriers and allow for thoughtful conversations to grow between the us.
— Penny Lane, CCAC Current Curator
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