Whimsical Women

12 November 2022 | 10am-4pm

Whimsical Women

Whimsical Women, the art of Cork resident Virginia Giglio was exhibited on Saturday, 12 November,  2022 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Unitarian Art Spotlight on Prince’s Street in Cork City Centre. 

Framed original drawings of women done in pastels, ink, and pencil will be sold, and prints, postcards, and special edition greeting cards were available. 

“The sensitivity and resilience of women is the subject of this whimsical body of work,” says Giglio. “No one specific is portrayed in the art; all are products of imagination, emotion, and whimsy.”

Giglio wants to encourage women to own their feelings through her art. Each one of the pieces is a self-portrayal; at the same time she hopes that viewers will find themselves everywhere on the walls.

“The end result of viewing my art, I hope, is experiencing moments of deep joy as kindred feelings and experiences are recognized.”

The exhibit was officially opened by Cork Lord Mayor. Cllr. Deidre Forde. Visitors to the exhibit were able to view the collection while listening to the Hifilutin Flute Quartet at 10:00am, the Chroma String Quartet at noon, and the CAFE – Cork Flute Ensemble at 2:00pm.