A piece by local artist Matty Kakes, which is available at Kootenay Co-op. All profits from his art will benefit the Nelson and District Women’s Centre. Photo submitted

Local artist supports Women’s Centre with exhibit

Matty Kakes has pieces available at Kootenay Coop

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Matty Kakes is having a showing of artwork at the Kootenay Co-op this month. After a summer of painting murals and street art, he’s excited to offer some of the imagery and style of his mural work in a smaller format. The pieces explore various themes including hip hop, Kootenay animal species and social justice.

Profits of any sales from this show are being donated to the Nelson and District Women’s Centre.

“The women’s centre is a vital service in our community that receives no annual subsidy and relies solely on grants and donations to fund their programs, maintain their space and pay their staff,” Kakes said.

“It is important that men support services for all marginalized genders. Patriarchy and other oppressions are systemic in nature, meaning we are all complicit in their processes and that we can all be part of change.

“Finally, this art show is an act of solidarity in support of a women’s centre inclusive of all women, including intersex, two-spirit, trans and non-binary.

“I’ve made an effort to make the prices as accessible as possible. I hope you can find a moment to check it out and pick up a piece of art while supporting a vital community services.”

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