60/60: Over Sixty Pieces of Art by Women Over Sixty
Juried Art Show at Falmouth’s Highfield Hall produced by Art Because…
May 5 – TBA
Artists’ reception: TBA
We are women. We are artists. We are over sixty. What do we have to say? We were teens & young adults in the 1960’s. Now, sixty years later, what is it we want to say to the world through our art? Are we feminists or femmes fatales? Are we bad-assed bitches or bimbos? Are we catches or snatches? Are we going to escalate it or diffuse it, zip it, or let it fly? Are we exhausted or exhilarated from our balancing act? Are we sick of the male dominated culture we grew up in? Or are we delighted with our new-found freedom (retirement, empty nest) that allows us to say and do whatever we want?
Let’s look at over sixty pieces of art by women over sixty who all grew up in the sixties. Then maybe we can answer some of these questions.
SNEAK PEEK of selected artwork:
Photo credit: Nan Wasson, “Pomegranate” – color photograph, 8 x 8
Jane Lincoln, “Red” – grid, white line woodblock print, 16 x 15
Diane Brawarsky, “All Together Now” – oil, paper, fabric, found objects on panel, 12 x 12
Sandra Hadley, “No Regrets” – charcoal on paper, 31 x 22
A.E. Ryan, “Zona Torrida” – mixed media, 30 x 10 x 12
is a collaborative group of three women artists on Cape Cod, who work independently and come together on a regular basis to share their ideas and their work, to provide critiques and support and to periodically create group shows. The women of Art Because… continue to explore their reasons for making art and understanding the experiences which influenced their art.
In September of 2017, the group opened their first show on the Upper Cape at the Cataumet Arts Center in Bourne. The show featured mixed media works by Kat Brennan, photography by Elizabeth Hathon, and impressionist acrylic paintings by Anne Torry-Ballou.
The group continues to meet regularly and plans are already underway for more shows.