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Creatrix Rising – Exploring Stories through Art – Art Show

RSVP is only required for Opening Night

Archway Society for Domestic Peace started an art project called Creatrix Rising in fall 2023, this initiative offers a series of art workshops and an art exhibit for women who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence to participate and grow in. Participants have the chance to express themselves through various art forms, to heal and explore their stories through art. Workshops in clay molding, acrylic, poetry, water colour, voice expression and more have brought the creatrix out in each women. Creatrix Rising was launched because women in Archway programs asking for an opportunity to share their art and grow as artists and because we desire to offer the power art has in the journey to healing. We have already begun to see the impact their art expressions have had on them and it is powerful.

The Creatrix Rising Art Show runs March 5 to 14 – Caetani Centre at 3401 Pleasant Valley Rd in Vernon,

Opening Night event on Friday, March 8 (International Women’s Day) from 5 – 8 pm.

Exhibit open for free viewing the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 5 – 12 – 3pm
  • Wednesday, March 6 – 12 – 3pm
  • Thursday, March 7 – 12-3 pm
  • Opening Night: Friday, March 8 – 5-8 pm – this is the only night where an RSVP is required.
  • Saturday, March 9 – 1 – 3pm
  • Monday March 11 – 12 – 3pm & 5 – 7pm
  • Tuesday March 12 – 12 – 3pm & 5 – 7pm
  • Wednesday March 13 – 12 – 3pm & 5 – 7pm
  • Thursday, March 14 – 12 – 3pm

The Opening Night event will be an opportunity for the women to feel celebrated and for those visiting the exhibit engage and reflect on how they have presented their stories.  RSVP’s are required (for this date only) no later than March 3.

You are invited to join us at this come-and-go opening on March 8. You’ll be treated to appetizers, a complimentary beverage and to join these amazing artists in Exploring Stories through Art.

If you would like to attend our Opening Night event, please RSVP here.  (by March 3). Inquiries can be sent to volunteer@archwaysociety.ca

This Art Exhibit and journey of healing could not have been done without the generosity of our Funders;

– UBCO through PRE Fund (Partnership, Recognition and Exploration fund)
– Vernon & District immigrant & Community Services from the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program Research Partnership
– Vernon Alliance Community Initiative fund
– Vernon Elks #45

and our Workshop Partners;

– Vernon Community Arts Centre
– Opus Art Supplies
– Nadine’s Fine Art & Framing
– Caetani House

Our Artist Mentors;

– Alessandra Woodward
– Juve Furtado
– Asana Hughes
– Rosie Enzing
– Carla Peters
– Auroara Leigh

our Volunteer Committee Members;

– Alessandra Woodward
– Asana Hughes
– Angie Ioakimidou
– Sue Rooks
– Brigitte Stass

Exhibit Sponsors:

– Caetani Centre
– Gum tree Catering
– Farming Karma Fruit Co.

Other Volunteers:

– Maliya Canty
– Bonnie Cameron
– Isabel Furtado
– Donna Carlson