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Opening Reception: RISE Group Show

Dec 17, 2021


According to the National Museum of Women (NMWA) in the arts, only 13.7% of living artists represented by galleries are women. This, and other statistics about the imbalance in the art world was not completely unknown to Bitfactory Gallery’s curator Bill Thomason but recently he came to understand the large disparity in a new way. He decided that rather than simply host his annual all female exhibition, he would provide an opportunity to forward the conversation and raise more awareness about gender inequality in the arts. The new show RISE runs December 17, 2021–January 13, 2022 and features work on this theme by Art by 13, Kathy Beekman, Lee LaBier, A. L. Lummus, Kirah Perle, Autumn Thomas and Michelle Tomes. The public is invited to an Opening Reception, Friday December 17, 6-9 pm at 851 Santa Fe Drive and to view the show during regular gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

The Rise exhibition will showcase the disciplines of painting, sculpture, soft pastel, digital art, and photography will be represented. Covering neo-expressionism, pop, realism, primitivism, figurative, conceptual, and abstract art styles. The feelings about the show and the work is best expressed by the curator and participating artists themselves.