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.
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.