By Admin. Updated 5:55 a.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2023, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
The Youlou Art Center at Indian Bay says it will host a number of events in March, including an art exhibition to celebrate women.
In an article, the Youlou Art Center said the art exhibition/show will take place from March through June at the Youlou Art Centre.
The organization said fourteen (14) women will be participating in the exhibition entitled “Vincy Women Show Us Your Art”.
“The Opening Reception is slated for Saturday, March 4 from 5 to 8 pm. During the reception there will be music and light refreshments will be served and drinks will be on sale. All free to the public,” the organization said.
“This is a perfect opportunity for the public to come out and show your support for women artists,” the organization said.
Some other events include a Sip & Paint scheduled for March 12 and a Craft Fair.
The Sunday, March 12, Sip & Paint event will taken place from 3 to 6 p.m. “It’s another wonderful opportunity for women to come together, relax, bond with each other, while doing some art making,” the Center said.
On the weekend of Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19 a craft fair is planned. The Centre has invited several women craft makers to take part in the craft fair. The public is encouraged to come out and support women crafters.
“These planned activities will be taking place at the Youlou Art Centre, Indian Bay. The public is invited. For more info. call us at 457 4493,” the Center said.
March is traditionally celebrated as International Women’s Month with March 8 being celebrated as International Women’s Day.
The Youlou Art Center said: “We celebrate women because we all know women are the backbone of a progressive country. They play a key role in the socio – economic development of the society.”
The Center said women are caretakers. “They perform the role of mother, wife, partner, organizer, disciplinarian, teacher, director and activist. It can be said women wear many hats – they are very special people who deserve to be respected and celebrated every day of the year, not only during the month of March.”
“These days the news from St. Vincent is that men are killing women and abusing them. It is not good news. Violence against women must not be tolerated. Women of SVG, it is time to rise up and bring about change. We need to come together and form a community. We are stronger when we come together. We deserve to live in a society where women are respected and cherished,” the Center said.
“Youlou Arts Foundation understands there is a need for women to bond and form community. At the Youlou Art Centre we continue to plan and offer women opportunities to do just that,” the Center added.