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Saturday, March 06, 2010

Rosemary Feit Covey / The Art League Selected for Minds Wide Open Launch Event on March 11

The Art League is selected as one of the regional launch sites for the statewide kick-off of MINDS WIDE OPEN: Virginia Celebrates Women in the Arts.

The Torpedo Factory and The Art League will host the Alexandria launch on Thursday, March 11 starting at 6:30 pm. Launch events include presentations by distinguished Torpedo Factory women alumni; a solo exhibit of award-winning artist Rosemary Feit Covey’s wood engravings in The Art League Gallery with modern dance performances inspired by her work; and the opening reception and awards presentation in The Art League Gallery for our exhibition, HerStory. Events take place in the Target Gallery and The Art League Gallery.

Visually, the goal of the artwork in The Art League exhibit “HerStory” is to honor and explore personal stories and experiences about women throughout history, as well as in the present and in the future. Artists may enter works that either express a personal story or convey a personal memory or emotion about women or what it means to be female.  They may also choose to visually covey the story of a historically famous woman or an event of importance to women.  Artists are encouraged to think creatively and symbolically while exploring this theme. Barbara Rachko, Art League alumni, and now a well-established New York artist, will jury this exhibit.

Rosemary Felt Covey’s provocative images in her “Peep and Strip Show” exhibit force the viewer into the role of voyeur, either by demanding the viewer to observe her engravings through a peep show box, or on a photographer’s light box. Suggestive rather than overtly explicit, her wood engravings subtly deal with obsession on many levels. Modern dance will be featured throughout the evening inspired by Covey’s work.

Rosemary Feit Covey
“Peep and Strip Show”
March 11–April 5, 2010


Opening Reception at Meet the Artist: Thursday, March 11, 6:30-8:00 pm 
**Featuring modern dance throughout the evening inspired by Covey’s  work.**

**The March 11th event is part of the statewide kick-off event for Minds  Wide Open: Virginia Celebrates Women in the Arts 2010.**

When peering through a keyhole, we consciously know we’re viewing something that wasn’t meant for our eyes, and therefore it becomes exciting and forbidden. Rosemary Feit Covey’s provocative images forces the viewer into the role of voyeur, either by demanding the viewer to observe her engravings through a peep show box, or on a photographer’s light box. Suggestive rather than overtly explicit, her wood engravings subtly deal with obsession on many levels. “Peep and Strip Show” will be featured at The Art League Gallery March 11–April 5, 2010.

*With the current activity in Richmond and the potential for state support for the arts to be cut dramatically, we hope to show Virginia that the arts do matter with an outpouring of support and turnout on March 11. Please help us spread the word!*

Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

The Art League
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.683.1780 x27
www.theartleague.org

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