Tag Archives: Women

Lillian Broca

October 12 – October 31, 1994

McPherson Library Gallery

This exhibition features a selection of Lillian Broca’s works. She was inspired by the myth of Persephone and other Descant stories as a way to approach stories of abandoned and abused women.

Persephones get dragged down to the Underworld kicking and screaming or as silent, willing victims. Either way they come back with a new vision of the world. The Underworld may be the inner world, the unconscious of the loss of a dearly held belief. It may develop bitterness or compassion.

Lillian Broca, 1994

Judith P. Morgan

August 4 – August 31, 1993

McPherson Library Gallery

An exhibition of works by Judith P. Morgan, a Gitskan Indian from Kitwanga. Her artwork stands apart from most current Native art because she creates her own experiences through painting.

About the Artist:

Judith P. Morgan was born and raised in Kitwanga. Her early career began under the guidance of George Sinclair. She went on to study at the Institute of Art in Kansas City, USA, and later completed her art degree at the University of Kansas.


Marianne Childress

September 17 – October 19, 1990

McPherson Library Gallery

This exhibition features symbolic and expressionistic portrayals of women in the arts and sciences. Many of the pieces were inspired by remarks made by the female subjects in their diaries and biographies.

Like many women artists, I have deeply felt the need to paint what has become known as “feminist art”… I was frustrated by a society that was blind to the injustice of its double standard.

-Marianne Childress, 1990

Threads of Survival: Chilean Arpilleras of Resistance

January 22 – February 19, 1989

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

The arpilleras made in workshops in the slum areas of Santiago have their roots in Chilean folk-art, but in fact, represent a significant break from it. The small appliqué wall-hanings are being created with the explicit purpose of export. They are being sent out to establish links with women abroad as well as to draw attention to the unbearable conditions that exist for people living in Santiago’s shanty towns.

The arpillera workshops are part of a cultural movement of protest in Chile that exists in all art forms. Heavy government repression has not succeeded in curtailing this form of expression. It is to be seen on stage, in cafes, on book shelves, magazine racks, radio stations and in new forms of folk-art, such as the arpilleras.

Created by unnamed Chilean women, these arpilleras document the suffering of a whole country.


Moods and Mysteries: Textile Art by Anne Gro Johanson

January 25 – February 12, 1982

McPherson Library Gallery

When creating a tapestry, Johanson carefully considered the mood created by colour, texture and form. All of her textiles were created using a flat loom.

Art should either come from compassion or passion, compassion is blind to self, while passion is blind to others. The most important aspect of art is, to me, its emotional impact, because emotions are so repressed in our society.

-Anne Gro Johanson