Date(s) - 02/11/2023
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
SIU University Museum
Women’s Voices 3 is a juried exhibition featuring the work of artists from the Southern Illinois region identifying as female. In an effort to bring together more artists and arts organizations the University Museum has collaborated with the General John A. Logan museum to host a companion exhibition to our WV 3 exhibition. While the exhibition at the University Museum features 35 regional artists, the Logan exhibit hosts an additional 18 works.
In the Guest Curators own words…
“The first ‘Women’s Voices…a need to create’ came about in the summer of 2020 and became more than just a ‘call for arts’ – the exhibit idea was developed from this ‘need’ to express myself. An intransitive ‘feeling’, that I had certainty I wasn’t alone in. The discovered of many other artists/friends having and creating their own emotional responses to the many worldwide circumstances in our world through creativity and emotional need made me want to use this platform to have a collaborative voice.
I realized then that there was a collective group of women who were using their creative juices to get through the murk of the times, using methods of creating, using art as a motivator to express personal feelings needing to express. An emotional response not only to our own feelings but also to ideas that tell stories through the artworks which can give a feeling of something solid and whole, something one can depend on.”
The University Museum is hosting a public reception on Saturday February 11th from 4:30pm – 7:00pm to celebrate the opening of these two exhibitions. The reception will be an all ages event open to the public, featuring food and drinks. And will be your first opportunity to meet some of the artists featured in both exhibitions.