IÃƒ ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã¢”ž ¢m normally not all that interested in whatÃƒ ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã¢”ž ¢s going on at the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG).A I was pretty disappointed with Crazy, the last exhibit.A My friend Sarah Leavitt sums up the many of the problems with the exhibit.
IÃƒ ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã¢”ž ¢m excited by the current exhibition WACK: Art and the Feminist Revolution, which is a survey of art from 70s second wave feminists.A The Museum of Contemporary Art in LA put together a fabulous website for this exhibit.A I went to the opening, but it was crowded and spent a lot of time gabbing, so I donÃƒ ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã¢”ž ¢t have much to say about the artyet.A This is the most community programming IÃƒ ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã¢”ž ¢ve ever noticed the art gallery doing, and I think itÃƒ ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã¢”ž ¢s great.A ItÃƒ ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã¢”ž ¢s also particularly fitting to have workshops, lectures and discussion around feminist art.
I heard about this program on CBC radio.A Meg Hickling sounds like a dynamo.A In the short interview, she said this workshop is for parents who need skills talking to their 5-12 year olds about naked bodies.A She said she does a different workshop for parents about talking to kids about sex.
IÃƒ ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã¢”ž ¢m mentioning this on this blog as often challenges come from adults about kids or teen books because of issues around sexuality: descriptions of sex, masturbation, or issues around homosexuality or bisexuality.A I think a workshop like this might work well in a library.
HereÃƒ ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã¢”ž ¢s the info:
That Lady is Naked!
In The Gallery With Meg Hickling
October 26, 1pm
In the Gallery
There are naked people in the Gallery; how do you tell your child? This unique workshop with world-renowned sex educator Meg Hickling invites parents to explore WACK! with their children. Hickling, the author of five books and a recipient of the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada, is noted for her ability to present complex material with intelligence, warmth and sensitivity.
Age 5 and up.
Adults $20; Children $7
(Members $15, Members children $5)
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