Betsy is one of Toronto’s Mille Femmes! The exhibit opens this evening at BCE Place in Toronto as part of the Luminato Festival.
Toronto’s Mille Femmes is a tribute to 1,000 artistic, creative and inspiring women from Toronto and their protÃ©gÃ©s, who embody the passion and heritage of the city. Architects, actors, dancers, designers, journalists, musicians and others have been chosen in recognition of their achievements and leadership in their field.
Joined together, the 1,000 portraits will become a visual network, a chain of recognition that celebrates not only an extraordinary community of women, but also the creative character and diversity of Toronto. French artist Pierre Maraval calls his photo exhibitions ‘‘human landscapes,” each a collection of 1,000 portraits of individuals linked by a common characteristic or shared passion. Athletes, AIDS workers, Internet pioneers, and women from some of the world’s greatest cities are among those whom Maraval has celebrated since he began his project in ’93.