Shoreline ArtsTrail member B. Joan Hickey presents MYTH REDRAWN: Strong, Courageous Women, a thought-provoking collection of 25 mixed media collages narrating the challenges and successes of women through the ages, on view from September 27 through November 12 in the Mary C. Daly, RSM Gallery, at Mercy by the Sea, Madison, Connecticut. An Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, September 27, from 4:00 – 6:00PM. The event is free and open to the public, and includes a silent auction, the proceeds of which will benefit Mercy by the Sea.
The MYTH REDRAWN exhibit focuses on the major discrepancies between a woman’s life as honestly documented by her and the vogue of cultural attitudes throughout history. Hickey’s years of focused reading, study of the collective experience of woman, and travel to many cultures around the world have reduced the isolation of personal experience for her, and inspired her to create this series of mixed media collages. ‘Intruder objects’ like photographs, clippings, articles, and her own spontaneous watercolors document the anonymous work of women from five historical periods: Prehistory, Antiquity, Medieval, Renaissance and Modern. Collectively, the collection elevates the contributions of women to the level of icons or prayer figures—celebrating the sacred in the daily lives of women and depicting their strength, courage, intuition, and collaboration.
A number of events are planned in conjunction with the MYTH REDRAWN exhibit including:
Sunday, October 4
Brother & Sisters Concert
Enjoy a concert with “Brother & Sisters,” with Angela Clemmons, director of
the popular “Shoreline Soul” Community Choral Gospel workshops and concerts, from 3:00 -
4:30PM, with a gallery viewing from 2:00 – 3:00 PM.
Saturday, October 10
Collage Workshop with B. Joan Hickey
“Your Memories Preserved: Mixed Media Collage,” workshop from 9:30AM – 3:30PM. Register through Mercy by the Sea, www.mercybythesea.org.
Thursday, October 15
Women’s Evening at the Gallery
Cocktails & Gallery Viewing, 5:00 – 7:00PM
Thursday, October 29
Teen Girl’s Night Out
Refreshments & Gallery Viewing, 4:00 – 6:00PM
Thursday, November 5
Reception and Gallery Viewing, 5:00 – 7:00PM. Includes Silent Auction results.
Hickey is a Connecticut landscape painter, a member of the Guilford Art League, and a founding member of the Shoreline ArtsTrail. She is the founding director of a public (CREC) and private collaborative, Center for Creative Youth, a pre-college program for developing artistically talented youth at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Joan studied Spanish and Art at the University of Massachusetts, the University of New Mexico, and in Mexico City. She taught with the International Schools Services in Colombia, South America and in Milan, Italy. She received her M.A. From Fairfield University, with Administration Certification from the University of Bridgeport and an M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University in 1996.
The collage series of icons, “Strong Courageous Women,” began as an interdisciplinary thesis in Art History in 1994. Since then, selected pieces of the series have been exhibited at Zilka Gallery, Wesleyan University; Unitarian Society of New Haven; Hartford College for Women; Prague Conservatory, Czech Republic; the Guilford Free Library, and the Guilford Art Center. The entire collection is being featured in the 2015 Mercy By the Sea exhibit.
The Mary C. Daly, RSM Gallery at Mercy by the Sea is located at 167 Neck Road in Madison, Connecticut. The Gallery is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 9:00AM – 4:30PM. For details, visit www.mercybythesea.org or call (203) 245-0401.
For more about Joan Hickey, visit www.bjoanhickey.com. To contact Joan directly call (203) 458-1963, email@example.com.