Cover Image: “Because I’m Vintage…my cup runneth over” by Patricia Winans mixed media 12.7 x 25.4 cm
Opening Reception Thursday, July 7th, 7-9PM
On display until Saturday, August 13th
Les B’old Hags are a renowned community of French and English female artists (ages 68 – 77) all harboring similar concerns – “now that I am old what do I really think of the extra time I have been given? Do I love every minute of it or do I live in fear of death and the dying process?”
Huge strides in medical science have given the aging population a new lease on life with an extra 10-20 years of physical health. However, these Les Hags aren’t so sure this is ultimately for the best. They wonder “what is happening to our souls and spirits? Is the extra time only adding to our pain of watching loved ones die? Are we to marinate in boredom? Do we engender more fear of a painful, undignified death? Will we fritter away the extra time in the same manner of our other years?
Due to their long years of learning their art/craft, Les B’old Hags have the technical skills and far reaching thought processes to tell their stories and it is these and other questions that the work in this unique group show will address.
This multi-media exhibition brings awareness to the aging and art connection and incorporates sculpture, poetry, fibre art, music, painting, and performance.