Friday, February 4, 2011

Update: Gallery Visio Show

Life Blood Exhibit
Life Blood Exhibit is coming! This traveling art show features artworks exploring the theme of women’s reproductive health, from coming of age to motherhood to menopause and more. Some works are humorous while others are serious, but all are thought-provoking. Please see the shows, join in the conversation, and help break the taboo! More information can be found on the website and blog:

Sponsors include:
The Keeper, Inc.

Lisa Becker, Dail Chambers, Virginia Dragschutz, Marsha Heck, Christine Ilewski, Aunia Kahn, Connie LaFlam, Arlene Ligori, Barbara Merlotti, Janice Nesser, Pat Owoc, Roxanne Phillips, Janiece Senn, Evie Shucart, Jeane Vogel, Jennifer Weigel & selected UMSL students

Life Blood Exhibit is a traveling group art show curated by Jennifer Weigel and themed around menstruation and women’s reproductive health.

Where/When (Gallery Visio):
Feb. 24 – March 24, 2011: University of Missouri – St. Louis, Gallery Visio
reception: Thursday, Feb. 24, 4 – 7 PM

By drawing attention to the female body and to the menstrual cycle, artists are able to comment on this life-giving aspect of womanhood and to celebrate and/or show their discontent with their own bodies & cycles. We are able to offer commentary on experience, confront stereotypes & assumptions and educate one another about things too often left unsaid. Thus we can explore the positive & negative to turn around preconceptions and help break the taboo surrounding menstruation.

Image: PMS courtesy of Janiece Senn

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