Marja-Leena Rathje
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(image scanned from invitation - designed by Andrew Cairns)

WOMAN is an art exhibition in celebration of International Women's Day at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave, in West Vancouver, BC. The opening reception is tonight, Tuesday, March 7th, 6-8 pm. The exhibition continues to March 26th, 2006 - Hours: 10-6pm Tuesday - Sunday.

Thirty-three artists' works are featured, including that of Jean Morrison.

I admit I'm not much of an activist but I like this kind of event to recognize women! International Women's Day is on March 8th and is celebrated in Canada from March 5th to 11th, 2006.

ADDENDUM: On a related and very interesting note, haihatus, a Finnish artist's blog, has reminded me that women in Finland have had the right to vote for 100 years as of this year! Finland was not yet an independent country one hundred years ago, but a duchy of Russia. Here's some of that history.


Impressive historical credentials. I particularly enjoyed the piece(and lead photograph) on Finnish women architects.

Yes, Anna, I think so too, especially for such a small, mainly agrarian and isolated country under Swedish and Russian domination! I'm impressed that you have read the links!!