On Thursday, March 28th, the Networking Empowerment of Women Program coordinated by Joelle Kacou and facilitated by Ninfa Castellanos, visited the Art Gallery of Alberta. There they met with Edmonton Art Council and AHC’s Artist in Residence Luciana Erregue-Sacchi, who works at the AGA. The gallery was packed and all sorts of events were taking place. It was a pleasure to exchange impressions on the modern building built by Randall Stout in 2010. Luciana walked the group through the different exhibitions, sharing in her knowledge of the works on display and inviting the women to partake in two tours run by Gallery Attendant Rita Neyer and Curator Danielle Siemens. The objective of the visit was to spark creativity and dialog around the art in our city. The AGA is FREE to students and seniors, and is FREE on Thursdays between 5:00 and 8:00 PM.

On Saturday March 30, the same group took part in a writing workshop also coordinated by Luciana. The workshop in question was on writing creatively exploring the women’s own past, present and future, aided by the words and images in the vision boards they created in previous sessions under Ninfa and Joelle. Luciana has invited the workshop participants to share with the wider community the writing they produced and is looking forward to working with them to edit their pieces towards publication in an anthology, her final artistic project assignment here at A4HC. View images from the gatheirng below.

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