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Marilyn Artus & Annie Huntley’s “Our Lady of the Anti-Personnel Weapon & Her Stepford Friends” Opens August 20


Our_Lady_of_the_Anti_Personnel_WeaponA special 3-Day exhibit starts at Ghost Gallery this Friday, August 20th.

Oklahoma City artist, Marilyn Artus, will bring her controversial work to Seattle to show with local jewelry designer Annie Huntley. Come see the life size weapon-toting Virgin Marys that started the national uproar and Annie’s one of a kind jewelry that inspired the collection.

From an interview by Carla Hinton (
“It said so much about complexities of being a woman,” Artus said. She is hoping people look at the three parts of her collages — the images of the Virgin Mary, the embroidery and the dated advertisements — as a whole and not just the use of the religious icon. She said people often see the Virgin Mary and the weapons each as symbols of power.

“It’s looking at a woman externally only. I’m hoping other women can identify with them and men can get a glimpse of the complexities of a woman’s life. I want to put them out there. I want people to define what they mean to them.”

There will be an opening reception on Friday from 7-10pm. This show is only up for 3 days, so don’t miss out! Ghost Gallery is located at 504 E. Denny Way at Summit Ave. To learn more about Marilyn Artus and Annie Huntley, visit their websites MARILYN ARTUS and DOTTED LINE JEWELS.