Home Historical art Senior-led art project delves into history of women’s skirts – Vernon News

Senior-led art project delves into history of women’s skirts – Vernon News


The skirts tell the story through art

A Vernon art project has received federal funding.

The Wayfinder Sunflower project between Gallery Vertigo and artist Michelle Loughery has received funding from the New Horizons for Seniors program.

The support will fund the Sunflower Skirts When Seniors Create project.

The collective community artwork will be part of a collaborative art installation from September to October at Vertigo Gallery.

The installation will fill the gallery with multi-media artworks exploring the patterns and ornamentation of skirts that women wore during their travels in Canada.

All ages will participate in flower, fabric, painting and other exploratory workshops that will result in an experience to be displayed beyond the gallery walls on the Wayfinder Network Podcast AR:T Route Radio.

“Art reflects life and depicts history by creating, visualizing and responding to activities that provide both private and shared experiences,” says Brigibe Red of Vertigo.

Loughery, known for her historic murals around Vernon, adds: “Community art is about people impacting their cities, taking responsibility for their visual and physical surroundings, leaving traces of their lives and concerns. and, in doing so, transform neighborhoods and share skills to create inspiring exchanges.”

The exhibition will run from September 6 to October 6. 30.