FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19 2016ATTENTION ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITORSThe Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is pleased to present Xochiquetzal’s Bed: a union of feathers and flowers by Krista Arias as part of the Intermission Series. On show from April 28 – May 7 2016, this presentation is part of the artist’s year-long performance ceremony The Earth is my Elder.Arias’ multi-media installation, a site-specific alter created in the gallery honoring Xochiquetzal, goddess of birth, mothering and female sexuality, will consist of performance, sculpture, video and photographic works.Please join us for the closing reception at the Alternator on May 6 2016 from 5-7pm, immediately after which visitors are invited to join the artist for a performance of spoken word poetry at the waterfront.The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is a registered non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the development of the creative community. Since 1989, the Alternator has shown the work of emerging Canadian artists, focused on innovative and non-traditional mediums engaged in social and cultural issues. Intermission is a joint initiative between the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art and students of the Critical and Creative Studies Department at UBC Okanagan. It is intended to be a ‘show between shows’ at the Alternator to assist local art students gain practical work experience in a professional exhibition environment.Attn Editors – For more information or to schedule an interview please contact: Lorna McParland Artistic and Administrative Director Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art 250-868-2298


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