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Apr 12, 2018

Art that Celebrates Women

A new exhibition opens at the Image Factory on Friday. Artist Minita Concha gave the media an early tour to show off her pieces that that celebrate women in an exhibition titled “GLORIA”. The show features drawings and shadings that Concha worked on earlier this year. She tells us more about this exhibition and why it’s important to show off a woman’s strength and positive attributes.

 

Minita Concha

Minita Concha, Artist

“What you are seeing in here are images of women being appreciative of themselves; they are being strong; they are being proud; they are being valiant; everything that is positive that you could find in a woman, you’ll find in here. For me, I try to incorporate as much things about the female body and try to be real towards emphasizing a woman who has the average body. It is not just like the slim, trim ones that we always see. It is not that I am being negative, but it is just the ones that I grew up around.  These are things we used to feed our children. We birth our children from; we carry our children with. So, I just want to emphasize all of that and give glory to that part of a female.  I prefer people to see and explain what they see. Other people would say that it is a sandal, a vase over something, but for me it is a woman and it is emphasizing her legs, her hips. For me, that is where we come from; that is where the child comes from and that is like the reproductive part. The plant relates to the reproduction of women and reproduction of children.”

 

The exhibition will be open for two weeks. The launch is on Friday night at seven o’clock at the Image Factory and some of the pieces will be available for sale.

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