Artists Beverly Naidus and Carol Rashawnna Williams (seated left to right) and Sydney M Pertl and Devon Midori Hale (standing left to right), were present for the opening of their group exhibition, “Collective Power: Earth Systems Through the Female Vision,” at Vashon Center for the Art on Friday, April 2.
The show, which also includes work by Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys, will be on view throughout March.
The artists’ common thread, said Gallery Curator Lynann Politte, is their shared concerned about climate change, the environment and honoring a traditionally feminine connection to nature’s organic flow.
Politte urged islanders to visit the gallery to see the show, which she said includes breathtakingly beautiful artwork.
The exhibit, she said, is also an expression of VCA’s increasing aim to feature the work of Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) artists. In creating the show, Rashawnna Williams pulled together a group of women from different ethnic backgrounds in what she considered a distinctive collection of different perspectives.
The show runs through April at VCA. Gallery hours are 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, with strict COVID protocols in place. Many of the works in the show can also be viewed online, at vashoncenterforthearts.org.