The Textile show will be exhibited from February 25th- March 14th
Come on by and peek through the Window or visit us on our website for more details on art pieces @gerrardartspace.com
The Heart Show
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Please enjoy this sneak peek
The consistency of this wage gap appears in another study** that shows the difference in earnings between working men and women in Canada. If you add up the earnings of all working women, that sum is about 31% less than the combined earnings of all working men. For women of colour, the gap is 37.5%, while it’s estimated that Indigenous women earn a whopping 54% less than men.
*Brown, Taylor Whitter. "Why Is Work by Female Artists Still Valued Less Than Work by Male Artists?" https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-work-female-artists-valued-work-male-artists. March 8, 2019. (accessed March, 28, 2019)
**McIntyre, Catherine. "These are the key numbers that explain the wage gap for women." Macleans.ca. https://www.macleans.ca/society/pay-equity-statistics-canada/. Feb 8, 2018. (accessed April 29, 2019).
Karin R. Jeffrey
I spoke with member artist Carman McCabe who recently had her solo show, ARCTIC,
here at GAS. The The following excerpt is from that conversation.
Why the Arctic and when did the trip take place?
The trip took place in August 1990. I was 56 years of age. I had gone back to school to study
art @ OCA. At the time I belonged to an artist association. They received
permission from the government to go to the arctic for 10 days. So I went along.
The Arctic Pond Inlet was closed to public at that time.
Now cruise ships are allowed to venture into Baffin Bay docking at various inlets, exposing
the Inuit culture to the public. This of course has caused changes to the landscape and the
Where did you stay?
We stayed in customized trailers provided by the government for people permitted to visit the
What did the group do when you got there?
Some of the group remained and painted indoors from a model.
I ventured out onto the tundra painting different aspects of the Inuit community. That is where I
met some of the Inuit people.
How did you communicate with the locals?
Some of the hotel workers and young people spoke English and government workers all
spoke English. They were always available to mediate if there was a language barrier with
some of the Inuit.
What medium and size did you work with on site?
Watercolour. The size of my pad was approx. 18” x 24”, which I placed on my lap.
How did you manage with watercolours, the water not freezing?
The problem in that atmosphere is that the watercolours evaporate instantly so I had to be
very quick with the application of the paint and the composition. I painted what I saw.
Most of the paintings in the show were painted in 2019/20.
What happened to the originals?
I have the book of the original sketches, the inspiration for these paintings.
Finally, do you have a unique memory to share with our audience/readers?
With watercolour painting I used pure water that had melted from an iceberg. The Inuit make
their tea from the melted iceberg, a long held belief thought to provide lasting strength.