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  • Outside is finding its way in. It’s breaking down the walls, girls, in so many ways. | image: “Angus” sculpture, part of the Lady Sasquatch show, Allyson Mitchell

    Ideas

    the artswhere she is standinggetting, showing, and keeping feminist artwork in galleries, archives, universities and elsewhere

    by Jude MacDonald | December 12, 2008

    On December 3 and 4, 2008, a two-day symposium addressed “issues, contradictions and paradoxes around the exhibition, acquisition, and preservation of feminist artwork by Ontario public art galleries.” Words fail to do the energy of the discussion justice. Still, it’s worth a try. The symposium inspired a new appreciation for process – the getting there – and how it continues for women who are in, making, showing and looking at art. As it does for feminism elsewhere.  read more

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  • June 20: summer solstice

    by Pat Hacker

    Summer solstice, on June 20, is the midpoint of the year; it’s the longest day and shortest night. Summer solstice is the time of divine and earthly power joined together; of the sun's brilliant energy at its zenith, and the earth at her fullness. Midsummer’s eve is when the faeries dance, the fires are lit and past sorrows are sent away. It is a night for love to be spent dancing and singing, eating fruits and cake and drinking ale. Happy summer! read more