Belize is celebrating Women's Month 2009 with several activities in all the districts. The Institute of Mexico and the National Institute of Culture and History presented the Exhibition 'Women in Art', a magnificent collection of Belizean Women artistic creations, about 30 women participated in this exhibit. This was considered one of the most important projects of the Institute of Mexico for the past three years. 'Women in Art' was be inaugurated at the Institute of Mexico on March 11th at 7:00pm and will be opened to the public until April 2nd, 2009.
Women?s Month, every March, honors female Artists, Authors, Poets, Singers, Musicians and all Artisans in the community.
The National Library displays information and showcases information on all authors which will be available throughout the whole month of March for viewing. Numerous shows will also be taking place during the month.
There will be an art Exhibition at the Mexican institute of Culture and History and several Spoken Word performances throughout the month at the Bliss. Angela Gegg is being honored in Women?s Month in Belize. She is featured in the WOMEN IN ART EXHIBIT where she will be showcasing some of her photography and a Audio Visual Installation; she is also performing at the Show Opening on March 11th, 2009. The artist performed "Baby Mama, Baby Drama" and "You are the bane of my existence".
On March 26th, she will be at the Library doing poetry readings and On March 27th, 2009 at the Bliss Center for the performing arts, she will be performing one of her most critically acclaimed Spoken Word, "If I had a Penis", which was deemed a ?Liberation for Women's Movements in Belize. in 2006 by then Prime Minister, Said Musa, as well as 'Sack religious' by several of the Religious communities. As a tribute to Women?s Months, she will be performing this piece which is nothing more than a metaphor about women's rights in Belize.
Women In Art Image 2 by Proshka
Angela Gegg is one of Belize’s leading female artists. She has been featured in over twenty Joint and Solo Art Shows and has been a part of Art Exhibits in Belize, Texas, New York, Miami and Trinidad.
Her Solo Exhibits include “Subconscious Works of Art” in July of 2004, hosted by the Mexican Ambassador at the Institute of Mexico, and opened by the Honorable Governor General, Sir Colville Young . In April of 2005 she had a 6 month showing of her Artwork at the Princess Hotel and Casino called Proshka, the Artist in Action. In July of 2006, her “Hottt Chicks Can Paint Too”, was opened by the Honorable Prime Minister Said Musa at a massive Art Event, Book Launch, and Spoken Word DVD premier which was held at the Image Factory in Belize City. In August of that same year she took her works and held a mini book launch in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye at her “Belizean Arts” Exhibit.
Angela represents her county in Trinidad as her artwork hangs in the famous Clico Gallery. In late 2005 she was selected for the “Art of Caribbean Women” Calendar for 2006, which was launched in the Port of Spain. That same year her artwork was auctioned at an FCCA event in Florida. She is also featured in “Made In Belize” a book on and about Belizean Artists, which was launched in 2007, she is one of only eight female artists in the book. Angela performed for the launching of the G2 Spoken Word CD and was one of the two main features on the CD which was released in 2007. This same yea she was also invited to the University of Beize in belmopan as part of “An Encounter with Women Writers”, and spoke at their Women In Literature forum. In 2008, she was invited to participate in and is featured in “The Other Voices Poetry Project”, a cyber-anthology through UNESCO.
Angela is the author of “The Light, The Dark and Everything In Between”, her first book published in 2006, a 200 page book on her poetry and art sold in Belize and worldwide on Amazon. As a Spoken Word Performance Artist, she has been on stage for audiences at Poetry Festivals, the Jazz Festival, Placencia Arts Association, Charity Events and Schools throughout Belize.
Angela has anchord for Channel 7’s Carnival Coverage since 2005 through 2008. She was the host and Executive Producer for the trailblazing Television Series, “Cooking with The Smoky Mermaid” on Love TV and “Smokylicious” through Positive Vibes on Channel 5. She was also the host of the popular G2 Radio Show on positive Vibes Radio. In 2008 she signed on with Channel 5 as the host of their TV show, “Tek It or Leave It”.
The Artist has been preparing for the book launch of “Artist Confessions”, a pre-lude to another book she is writing based on her seven philosophies on life. She is launching the book on the eve of another Solo Art Show, “Impulse” the Art Exhibit where she will debut her latest collection, Evolution, a detailed surreal art collection. The Book Launch and Art Show will be held later this year.
HER AUDIO VISUAL INSTALLATION, DID YOU HOTWIRE A UTERUS, IN THE EXHIBIT ON A LARGE PROJECTOR IN THE MODERN ART SECTION WILL BE PLAYING DURING THE EXHIBIT