Thursday, February 20, 2020

‘When There Are Nine’

Women’s art exhibit set at Village Theater

Nine featured artists from “When There Are Nine,” 
a multi-media Women's Art Exhibition on display 
during March 2020 at The Village Theater at 
Cherry Hill features works by Alga Washington, 
from left, front row, Valerie Mann, Sharlene Welton, 
Charlene Uresy, and Jeni Wheeler. 
In the back row, from left,  Sylvia Ford, Patricia Izzo, 
Martine MacDonald and Rose Lewandowski. 
Photo by Sylvia Ford. 
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill will present “When There Are Nine”, a multi-media women's art exhibit, which will feature nine female artists showcasing their 2D and 3D artwork as a beacon of women's causes and issues during National Women's History Month. 
Approximately 50 works of art will be on display and available for sale in the Gallery@VT from Feb. 28 - March 30. These works will address women's issues and roles, highlighting historical perspectives, politics, family, diversity, immigration, violence, dementia, strength, beauty, bullying, and others. Works by:  Sylvia Ford, Patricia Izzo, Rose Lewandowski, Martine MacDonald, Valerie Mann, Charlene Ursey, Alga Washington, Sharlene Welton, and Jeni Wheeler will be featured.

“We've created this exhibit in honor of the spunk and spirit of Notorious RBG and other women leaders, to acknowledge the successes, sacrifices, and hard work by women throughout the world made in an effort to improve all of our future,” stated Welton, artist and exhibit organizer.  “Ruth Bader Ginsburg's quote, 'When There Are Nine', is her response to those who question when there will be enough women on the Supreme Court. Ginsburg went on to say: 'But there'd been nine men and nobody's ever raised a question about that.' This leadership helped inspire this latest exhibition.”
“When There Are Nine” will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the women's right to vote, which was granted by the U.S. Constitution's 19th amendment, at a special reception from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, March 8, International Women's Day.  The free reception will take place at The Village Theatre, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton. In addition to the exhibit of paintings, photography, furniture, clay works, and embroidery, the reception will also feature poetry, music, dance and special speakers. The public is invited to attend and to celebrate Women's History month at this special event.
Featured performers include music by flutist Wanda Jones, and solo dance work by Brianna Jahn, assistant professor of dance at The University of Southern Mississippi.
This and all art exhibits at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill are free and open to the public from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, one hour prior to and during public performances at the theater, as well as by appointment.  The Gallery@VT is closed on holidays. 
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton. For more information, call (734) 394-5300 or visit