Friday, July 25, 2014

We've Been Getting 'GUTSY'

Our inaugural exhibition, GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Feminism had its soft opening earlier this month with ALLOVERSTREET and ArtScape! We had quite a few art lovers/explorers (including some critics) stop in to see the show.

Here are a few photos of the exhibition from ALLOVERSTREET:

On Wednesday, we were lucky enough to host a unique event at Gallery CA,  GUTSY Storytelling Circle with Power Inside. Power Inside has been our partner throughout the exhibition.

For the past thirteen years, Power Inside has been bringing women in Baltimore together to create collective spaces for healing, growth, and change. We embrace our roots in feminist consciousness-raising and convene women's groups in prisons, jails, shelters, and on the streets. On the evening of July 23, members of Power Inside will facilitate the simple yet radical feminist work of women's circles, through telling and listening to stories from women whose every day experience is about being "GUTSY". We will also invite participants to reconnect the personal to the political by sharing their own stories.

Power Inside is a human rights and harm reduction organization that serves women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence and oppression.  We serve women impacted by incarceration, street life and abuse. We offer direct services, advocacy, leadership development and public education to help women build self-sufficiency, heal from violence, and avoid future criminal justice contact.

Our member, Stephen Towns captured some great photographs of the beginning and end of the event:

Be sure to join us for the closing reception for GUTSY at Gallery CA, Friday, August 8, 6:00 - 9:00 pm!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Feminism

I hope you enjoyed your Independence Day, now it's time to get GUTSY!

We wanted to remind you about our inaugural exhibition at GALLERY CA, GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor Out Of Feminism, and programming we have coming up, surrounding that theme...

ArtScape Weekend Gallery CA Hours: July 18 - 20, 12 - 4 pm (GUTSY OPENS!)

GUTSY Storytelling Circle with Power Inside: July 23, 7 - 9 pm

Exhibition Reception at Gallery CA: Friday, August 8th, 6 - 9 pm

You can view the press release in its entirety here.

You have several ways to participate or donate this month!

1) MEETING! STOP IN for a minute on WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 630 -730 pm during install at City Arts/Gallery CA and Allison and/or I will update you personally, and give you a tinytiny future job. Or just come by and say 'hi', we missed many of you last month and we always have snacks!

2) Buy some art from great, regional, feminist artists! We have over 20 artists' work to choose from! All proceeds go back to the artist or Power Inside.
3) Get Your GUTSY stories ready: Participate in the Power Inside 'Storytelling Circle' on July 23, 7 - 9 pm at City Arts!

4) Remember to donate new women's personal care items at City Arts Apartments throughout the exhibition run. This little act goes a very long way and will help Power Inside's client base tremendously. Think about it!
Gallery CA is located inside the City Arts building at 440 East Oliver Street in Baltimore, Maryland (