Ilene Sova, Faculty of Art, will be on the jury as an artist for the Samara Everyday Political Citizen Award

 

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 3:30pm

Ilene Sova, Artist and Educator/Faculty of Art OCAD University, will be on the jury as an artist for the Samara Everyday Political Citizen Award.  The jury includes Margaret Atwood and Ricker Mercer.  "Everyday Political Citizen is an annual contest that profiles ordinary people working to strengthen their communities. In a year where many around the world are questioning the merits of democracy, we celebrate Canada’s strength: the advocates, educators, organizers, and politicos whose tireless dedication strengthens our democracy." 

Nominations are now open!  

http://www.samaracanada.com/everyday-political-citizen

Ilene Sova:  "While researching for the Missing Women Project, I poured over newspapers, for personality details like, “she loved to write poetry” or “her laugh was contagious”. I would meditate on these insights while I painted. Through the research, it became painfully clear that violence and lack of action were based on outdated notions of “good women’ and “bad women." At that realization, I made a commitment to use the artwork as a vehicle to provoke discussion about gendered violence and to build a network around art and social justice issues that could enact change. Through my projects, I wish to move people with art towards new gender paradigms are healthy and help to heal our communities."

 

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Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 3:30pm

Ilene Sova, Artist and Educator/Faculty of Art OCAD University, will be on the jury as an artist for the Samara Everyday Political Citizen Award.  The jury includes Margaret Atwood and Ricker Mercer.  "Everyday Political Citizen is an annual contest that profiles ordinary people working to strengthen their communities. In a year where many around the world are questioning the merits of democracy, we celebrate Canada’s strength: the advocates, educators, organizers, and politicos whose tireless dedication strengthens our democracy." 

Nominations are now open!  

http://www.samaracanada.com/everyday-political-citizen

Ilene Sova:  "While researching for the Missing Women Project, I poured over newspapers, for personality details like, “she loved to write poetry” or “her laugh was contagious”. I would meditate on these insights while I painted. Through the research, it became painfully clear that violence and lack of action were based on outdated notions of “good women’ and “bad women." At that realization, I made a commitment to use the artwork as a vehicle to provoke discussion about gendered violence and to build a network around art and social justice issues that could enact change. Through my projects, I wish to move people with art towards new gender paradigms are healthy and help to heal our communities."