This weekend a significant grouping of women artists, myself included, will arrive at Aryspace gallery in Ayr to begin celebrating International Women's Day. This will be a day devoted entirely to schmoozing and getting to know one another. Putting names to faces - Kim Rempel, Tammy Hext, Nicki Ault, Susan Davis, Jessica Roth to name just a few - my dear friend Barbara Muir who will be doing her amazing skype routine with some of those unable to attend.
And among those, also gathered there for International Women Celebrate, will be this portrait bust I did years ago of a beautiful woman, Catherine.
portrait bust ciment fondu life size NFS
Although it is primarily a fund raising event for Haitian relief it is also a splendid opportunity to meet with old and new friends and simply hang out in a beautiful gallery in a beautiul southern ontario setting. The work of artists from as far afield as South Africa and India will be represented in this huge event of over one hundred women artists from across North America and Europe – a brilliant and ambitious undertaking, conceived of by gallery director, Jill Yuzwa.
My husband in the past has cycled to Ayr on country roads but this week end we plan on using the car because transporting a large sculpture in a bicycle pannier seems more than a little excessive, don't you think?
portrait bust Catherine - detail