BELMAR, NJ — Artists share their interpretation of “the divine feminine” for a Belmar Arts Center exhibit that runs through Saturday, March 30.
“The Goddess Show" celebrates the image of the goddess, whose significance and symbolism in art has transcended cultures and time. To be on display during Women’s History Month, the curated exhibit will run through March 30 at the center, located at 608 River Road.
Gallery hours are Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Whether it is the goddess within or the ones we see in the world around us, we will honor her as a creator, as a symbol of nature and creativity, and as a model of peaceful coexistence,” according to the show’s call for art.
“Brought to life through art, music, poetry and literature, the concept of the goddess permeates both Western and non-Western worlds,” the call continues. “She is the subject of the oldest human art from 30,000 years ago and amazingly still inspires both religious and secular traditions.”
Having the exhibit held during Women’s History Month is “the perfect time to change the narrative from ‘woman as victim’ to one of honor, and it is a particularly fine time to celebrate the different powerful goddess archetypes represented throughout history,” said Linda Baran, who is curating the show with Sheila Kramer.
Some of the artists involved with this exhibit consciously make, share and teach about their art as a tool for connection and healing within their communities, Baran added.
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