Rosemarie Péloquin, Rose Alba, needle-felted wool bas-relief on birch bark backing, 2016
First Friday: The Art of Aging by Janet Shaw-Russell
Free, everyone is welcome.
After reading The Art of Aging: a Celebration of Old Age in Western Art, Janet Shaw-Russell had questions. Out of the 114 art illustrations, why were only three created by women artists? Who are contemporary female artists that choose aging as their subject matter? How do they portray the place of the elderly in society? Can we embrace aging through art? Shaw-Russell will discuss The Art of Aging and her research on the subject.
Janet Shaw-Russell’s artistic focus is on transitions experienced by our aging population. Her solo shows have been exhibited in venues throughout the province, including the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba and Martha Street Studio. Shaw-Russell is a Manitoba Arts Council Creation Grant recipient and was a MAWA Foundation Mentorship mentee in 2010-2011. She is a co-founder of Drawn Together, a women’s art collective in western Manitoba.