Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New slide show: "Women and Water Rights II: Rivers of Regeneration" at Finlandia Gallery

The mother and son team -- Liz Dodson, video artist, of Minneapolis, and James Brenner, sculptor, of Chicago, with their creation in the Finlandia University Gallery. Dodson helped organize the Minnesota Women and Water Rights exhibit, working with Marilyn Cuneo of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and Diane Katsiaficas, art professor at the University of Minnesota. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

HANCOCK -- Keweenaw Now presents a new slide show, "Women and Water Rights II: Rivers of Regeneration," a group exhibition, now at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock. We offer some photos as samples of the art and some of the artists who were present at the opening reception on Oct. 27, 2011.

Here is a video clip of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) musical ensemble from Minneapolis. The group invited members of the audience to participate with "maracas" made of recycled plastic water bottles.



Members of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom musical ensemble from Minneapolis open the exhibit, "Women and Water Rights II: Rivers of Regeneration," Oct. 27, 2011, at the Finlandia Gallery in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock. The exhibit continues through Nov. 22, 2011. (Video clip by Keweenaw Now)

WILPF is the oldest continuously operating women's peace organization in the world. Since its founding in 1915 by an international group of women including American Nobel Peace Prize winners Jane Addams and Emily Balch, its members strive to implement political, economic and social transformations in societal structures in order to bring about a more harmonious world.

Click here to learn about the Minneapolis group that was represented at this art exhibit.

Click here to access the slide show. The link is also archived in our right-hand column.

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