Feminists On The Road
image: Homage to George Tiller, M.D. (1941-2009), acrylic on paper & board, 10 ml polyester stencil, edition of 100, 28 x 20 cm, 2009 Becky Frehse's studio . . . exhibition curated by Ann Leda Shapiro at COCA . . .at Gallery One, 408 N Pearl Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926 March 6 thru 28, 2020.
As I mentioned in the previous post, Girlfriends of the Guerilla Girls is going on the road. This exhibition, curated by Ann Leda Shapiro at COCA (Center on Contemporary Art), Seattle, in August and September 2019 will appear at Gallery One, 408 N Pearl Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926 March 6 through 28, 2020. Opening reception will be March 6, 5-8 pm. Events the following day, Saturday, March 7, include a collage workshop (“Paper Dolls”) by Deborah Faye Lawrence from 11-2. Beginning at 3, there will be slide talks by Rachel J. Siegel, Ann Leda Shapiro, and I will present one as well. I’m also delighted, in addition to the original works shown at CoCA Seattle, to exhibit Flow, from the Re:Seeding Gaia series.
Here’s a link to the exhibition information:
This exhibition features original works including paintings, photography, video art, reproductions and conceptual reproducible pieces by the artists listed, including posters made and distributed by the Guerrilla Girls, feminist activist artworkers who “expose gender and ethnic bias as well as corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture.” The topics of Guerrilla Girls projects include museum discrimination, income inequality and support for human rights. See
See earlier posts in this blog which include some installation views and artist interviews. There is great news: the exhibition catalog will be coming out soon as well. I’ll update when it’s out.
In another venue, CoCA Seattle will offer a virtual image of The Lay of The Land: Glacial Biocenosis, Glacier Peak 1950 in its members’ show, Vision 20/20 opening March 5, First Thursday, 6-9pm. The art will be displayed on CoCA’s monitor in the gallery with other works in the exhibition. In addition to the opening reception and regular hours Thursday-Saturday 11-6pm, there will be a reception, Thursday, April 2, 6-9pm
Here’s a link to the site info:
My “band,” also known as Medieval Women’s Choir, is having a concert March 15, 2020, at Seattle First Baptist Church, 111 Harvard Avenue. We are celebrating our 30th Season. Please join us for a celebratory reception will follow the concert in the social hall of the church to thank our donors, subscribers, and supporters. Here’s a bit of blurb about this concert, including many important works which define our music making:
Thirty years ago, Margriet Tindemans founded the Medieval Womens Choir on the premise that medieval music is as accessible as it is inspiring. She believed that any choral singer could learn to love this extraordinary repertoire and, through it, gain an appreciation and understanding of the culture that created it. Three decades on, Margriet’s choir, and her vision, continue to thrive. To celebrate our 30th season, we will revisit some of the medieval repertoire most closely associated with the choir, as well as new pieces written for us over the years by Seattle composer Karen Thomas, Shira Kammen and by Margriet Tindemans herself. For this program, we are pleased to once again welcome long-time MWC collaborator Shira Kammen, multi-instrumentalist and close associate of our founding director.
Marian Seibert, voice
Bill McJohn, harp
Peggy Monroe, percussion
With special guest, Shira Kammen
Artistic Director, Eric Mentzel
For more information about the choir and some aural links as well as a link to purchase tickets,
Update about an exhibition Womens Eco Art Directory (WEAD) is opening March 12 In Woodland, California. I don’t have work in this exhibition, but I belong to this organization, co-founded and inspired by the late Jo Hanson. They curated the exhibition I participated in this recent January in Pacifica CA.
Finally here’s a little listing promo in the Daily Record News, Ellensburg, featuring a still from Lawrence and Siegel’s video
I hope to see you at one of these events or later this year.