The Uncommon Woman Black and White Gallery
Uncommon Women of Thunder Bay
Anishnabe Women’s Crisis Home and Family Healing Agency
Friday, October 1 6pm EST
The Gallery will be on display Tuesday Oct 5 – Friday Oct 8, 2021
The Creative Co.
1134 Roland St.
Thunder Bay, ON
This event is 100% funded and supported by local businesses and individuals in the community.
*Black and white casual dress encouraged in support of the women in the gallery.
*Tickets for the Grand Opening are available online or at the door.
*Due to COVID restrictions, capacity is limit, so we are encouraging people to purchase their tickets ahead of time.
- An exclusive viewing of The Uncommon Woman Gallery of Black and White images
- Connection, community, conversation
- Light snacks and beverages will be provided
- “Uncommon Women of Thunder Bay,” an address by Marlo Ellis, Founder of The Uncommon Woman
- Special guest speakers (TBA)
- Celebration of funds raised
- Donations for Beendigen will be accepted throughout the evening
100% of funds raised for admission will go to Beendigen: Anishnabe Women’s Crisis Home and Family Healing Agency
Proof of Double Vaccination must be presented at the door.
Please bring your vaccination Passport.
The women who would like to participate in The Uncommon Woman Gallery are asked to write on their body (with an eyeliner or lipstick) a word or phrase that represents how they felt, feel, or want to feel. They then take a picture with their cell phone or a camera, edit the image to black and white and submit it into The Uncommon Woman Gallery. They can choose to add a paragraph or an explanation or they can just post the picture as it is and allow the audience to create their own connection to it.
*All images in The Uncommon Woman Gallery have been signed off by the woman in the image, and are the intellectual property of The Uncommon Woman.
The Uncommon Woman Black and White Gallery is a fundraiser hosted by the Marlo Ellis and members of The Uncommon Woman Ministry and local collaborators in support of agencies and organizations across Canada that support women and children in need.
The goal of The Gallery is three-fold.
- To raise awareness of women’s issues and the realities of pain, trauma, and tragedy;
- To bring communities together to have powerful and difficult dialogues about important issues; and to show women (and men) that they are not alone;
- Raise funds for Canadian organizations that support women and children in need of safe accommodations, away from the threat of violence.
During The Uncommon Woman Gallery we encourage guests to circulate and talk to each other as well as the women present at the event who are displayed in the images.
Marlo’s gift for creating safe spaces to share and create strong connections through healing allows people the opportunity to linger and make powerful connections to the images and their own lives.