That Lady is Naked! @ the VAG

Ià ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã¢”ž ¢m normally not all that interested in whatà ¢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.

Ià ¢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 donà ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã¢”ž ¢t have much to say about the artyet.A   This is the most community programming Ià ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã¢”ž ¢ve ever noticed the art gallery doing, and I think ità ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã¢”ž ¢s great.A   Ità ¢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.

Ià ¢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.

Hereà ¢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)

Registration: 604.662.4700

Originally posted at We read banned books, and other stuff too… A » tara.