Why can’t one girl change it? | March 4-April 1, 2022
Opening reception, Friday, March 11, 2022, 5-7 PM (Covid precautions apply to all in-person events)
A group exhibition Honoring Women’s History Month | The theme was inspired by Malala Yousafzai. Often referred to simply as “Malala”, she is a Pakistani activist for female education and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. She is also the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate, and second Pakistani to ever receive a Nobel Prize. “I spoke out publicly on behalf of girls and our right to learn. And this made me a target. In October 2012, on my way home from school, a masked gunman boarded my school bus and asked, ‘Who is Malala?’ He shot me on the left side of my head. After months of surgeries and rehabilitation, I joined my family in our new home in the U.K. It was then I knew I had a choice: I could live a quiet life or I could make the most of this new life I had been given. I determined to continue my fight until every girl could go to school. Why can’t one girl change it?” — Malala Yousafzai
Artists of all genders were invited to submit work with content and in themes which tackle fear and inspire courage, in addition to content related to women’s issues, feminism and/or women in history. The art works in the exhibition ask the viewer to consider the thematic intention, whether it be suggested with subtlety or of a more confrontation tone. Participating artists include, Barbara Abraham, Cheryl Betz, Shari Boraz, Courtney Brockett, Annabelle Cone, Elizabeth D’Amico, Charlet Davenport, Mark Dixon, John Douglas, Samantha Eckert, Richard Fedorchak, David Fisk, Krista LaBella, Shannon O’Connell, Stephanie Reininger, Anne Cogbill Rose, Sonya Sagan-Dworsky, Mark Eliot Schwabe, Heather Stearns, Sheryl Trainor, Susan Wilson.