THE EXHIBITION “TRIBUTE TO WOMEN WHO WORK AS SHELLFISH GATHERERS” OPENS ITS DOORS IN THE PORT OF FERROL
The painter Francisco Pérez Alonso exhibits twenty paintings in homage to female sea workers.
Ferrol, 19th December 2019
The Port Authority of Ferrol-San Cibrao will host, starting tomorrow, the exhibition Tribute to Women working as Shellfish Gatherers, by artist Francisco Pérez Alonso. This exhibition is made up of twenty works, eighteen acrylics and two in pastel style, which aim to honor women who work as shellfish professionals. In addition, Pérez Alonso completes this series of paintings with two thematic kinetic paintings, a moving painting style.
This exhibition was born from a request made by the shellfish of the Fishermen’s Association A Pastoriza, from Vilanova de Arousa (Pontevedra), to Francisco Pérez Alonso to paint them a canvas about their work. He liked the idea of vindicating the work of these women and decided to make a series of twenty paintings and create this exhibition that can now be visited for the first time in Ferrol. “The seafood does not appear only on our tables, there are many shellfish gatherers getting wet and cold in the sea,” reflects the artist.