Women’s Wisdom Project
by Anna Brones
Runs March 6 – 28, 2020
Meet the Artists and Opening Reception: March 6, 2020, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
In early 2018 Anna Brones started the Women’s Wisdom Project, stemming from a desire to showcase the insight of inspiring women, both historical and modern, in an artistic way. At the opening of this exhibition, Brones will have 100 portraits of wise women, hand-cut from a single piece of paper, and paired with a quote.
Brones says, “I use my work to spark conversation and to connect people to a place, sometimes physical, sometimes emotional. I want it to cultivate a sense of presence—being mindful of surroundings, paying attention. To do this, I cut paper. Papercutting is a democratized form of art — all one needs is a piece of paper and a cutting tool — and I love that through its simplicity I am able to tell a powerful story.”
“Women have for so long been undervalued, often forgotten or dismissed. Yet we have powerful, inspiring voices and stories to tell. Hearing the voices of others empowers us to find our own and helps to shape a more equal society that benefits everyone, men and women. This is why I set out to create this work.”
This show is part of VCA's March show "On the Shoulders of Women" in honoring the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote.
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday (11am-5pm) and Saturday (12pm-4pm). Closed Sunday and Monday.
- Friday, Mar. 6, 2020
- Location: 19600 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon, WA
- Phone: (206) 463-5131
- Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Price: Entry is free