As usual, we are blown away by the talent and diversity of the women artists who are posting their events on our Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day Calendar. At WomenArts we write and talk all the time about women artists being under-represented in the mainstream media, but there is nothing quite like the SWAN Day Calendar to show people how much they are missing!
We will be featuring SWAN events from the calendar in our newsletters and Facebook page throughout March and April. Check out the events below for a small sample of the inspiring work that is being posted by women artists around the world.
CONSPIRACY OF VENUS (San Francisco, CA) In July 2014, with the help of 440 fans & supporters, the all-women chorus, Conspiracy of Venus, raised $26,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to finance the recording of their debut album at Berkeley's legendary Fantasy Studios. Join them this Saturday night, February 27, for their CD Release Party. Read More>>
VIVA LA MUXER (Los Angeles, CA) An all-women line-up of over 100 visual artists, 25 performers and 5 DJs will come together on Saturday, March 5 to create an art and music festival to raise funds for Las Fotos Project, a program that offers free after-school photography mentoring programs to teenage girls to help them document and discuss the important issues in their lives. Read more>>
AS MUSLIM WOMEN (New York, NY) The Muslim Women's Story Lab uses story-telling and the arts to help Muslim women harness and reclaim Islam's empowerment of women, specifically related to participation of women in the mosque, community leadership, and in countering Islamophobia. As Muslim Women is an exhibit of artworks created by the lab participants. March 6 - 11. Read more>>
BREAKING THROUGH THE CLOUDS(PBS Television Broadcast) Check your local PBS listings on March 4th and 5th for this award winning-documentary about 20 women pilots, including Amelia Earhart, who raced across America over a nine-day period in the summer of 1929. The film is the story of women who risked emergency landings, navigation errors, typhoid fever, and more to pursue their dreams. Their race became a turning point in women's aviation. Read more and watch the trailer>>