Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Va-Jay-Jay Day

GALERIE MX is proud to host V-Day’s 10th anniversary celebration along with the latest art exhibition by NIKO.

V-Day Montreal celebrates 10 years with monologues, music and special guests. Hosted by Koffi.

With special readings of “The Vagina Monologues” by:
Ginette Reno, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Eva Avila, Kim D’Eon, Sophie Grégoire, Patsy Gallant, Nat Lauzon, Marie-Josée Turcotte, Geneviève Saint-Germain

at GALERIE MX
333 Viger Street West, Montreal
March 27th, 2008

(I believe it's at 5pm - and it's free!)

GALERIE MX with the collaboration of artist NIKO: In honor of the 10th anniversary of V-Day, GALERIE MX is very proud to present the readings of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” under the direction of Joël Legendre. With Special guest stars Ginette Reno, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Eva Avila, Sophie Grégoire, Kim D’Eon, Patsy Gallant, Nat Lauzon, Marie-Josée Turcotte, and Geneviève Saint-Germain. A representative from TELUS, will also be onboard reading from the celebrated book.

NIKO’s work
This special event will showcase the works of Montreal artist NIKO. The exhibition will feature forty-five works that were produced and inspired by the monologues that will be read throughout the evening. NIKO’s energetic works are bold and emulate the strength and beauty of women; she expresses sensuality through her vibrant and multi-layered canvases.

All proceeds from the sales of NIKO’s catalogue and 10% of the sales of the exhibition will assist V-DAY for regional and international charity distribution.

V-Day is an organization that helps bring the awareness of violence against women and girls to the mainstream and help distribute funds regionally and internationally.

V-Day was founded ten years ago by Eve Ensler, with a 2500 seat sold-out benefit performance of “The Vagina Monologues ” on February 14th, 1998 in New York City. $250,0000 was raised for local NYC anti-violence groups. The evening featured over twenty actors including the great talents of Glenn Close, Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin.

One of V-Day’s desires is to boost the work of emergency organizations efforts to raise the much-needed funds to remain open and continue their services to the victims of violence. This year V-Day will be celebrating their tenth year and has been appropriately named V to the 10th. This year their focus is The Katrina Warriors, dispersing funds to women of the Gulf South and New Orleans.

Other proceeds will also be to assist V-Day Montreal with distribution to Montreal’s local charities such as Shield of Athena Family Services, Chez Stella and YWCA.

12 comments:

Misster Kitty said...

I
AM
SO
THERE

Newsguy Bob said...

Please, N@, for your blog friends, don't refer to VM the same way Jane Fonda did.

Oh, and congrats!

N@ Lauzon said...

There is a monologue with that word in it! heeheh..not sure if I have that one yet! wooooo!

Maria said...

Does that mean I may actually meet Kitty??!!! and give me one more chance to harass N@?

Misster Kitty said...

Looking forward to seeing the VM and meeting Maria and any other blogLanders that go.


oh, and anyone else enjoying the fact that Misster- KITTY is going to the "V-M"

Giggity-Giggity. Giggity-Goo.

Maria said...

Kitty: Lets see if you can pick me and hubby out in the crowd... I will be the one eating soulaki and having baklava for dessert.

Misster Kitty said...

Too easy! You gave it away!

... and I'll be the one sipping a Cosmo LMAO!

Maria said...

like I know what a COSMO is!!

Misster Kitty said...

It's what the girls drink on Sex and the City.

Andrea said...

Hiya Nat!

I am one of V-Day Montreal's Organizers. I will be there on the 27th! Thank you for participating!!

This is our third performance of The Vagina Monologues, the first two being performed by an all-volunteer cast chosen from the Montreal community.

We will be doing this next year, and every year to come to raise money for local charities.

I hope to see you all there!

Andrea

N@ Lauzon said...

Hey Andrea! Thanks for posting...looking forward to meeting you for this great cause! :)

Cheryl (a.k.a Sherri, and vice-versa) said...

Meant to do this yesterday -- but I must object to you labelling March 4th, my birthday, as Va-jay-jay day!

And even as I type this a disgusting thought comes to mind that I shall just withhold.

You're welcome.

And, my word verification word today is "shnas" which also kinda sounds va-jay-jay-ish.