There was a small crowd for the gathering; however, we all enjoyed the film (Who Does She Think She is?) and learned that even female artists are still working mothers! The challenges, mixed feelings, AND CRITICISM even goes toward them, too. Also, I got the chance and blessing to meet another female artist named Beverly Dorsey!!! She lovingly urged and encouraged me to keep going, keep doing! If I want WfPAC to grow and become solid/rooted, it would take “friends”. I would have to reach out and connect with artists and art supporters . . . now if only my 5-year old would concur and cooperate! http://www.whodoesshethinksheis.net/ SEE Y’ALL NEXT YEAR!! XOXO
WfPAC will host another free screening for Lumo, also at Caritas Village on 4/19th to commemorate Sexual Assault/Abuse/Rape Awareness Month.
Just signed up to screen three art documentaries from the Arts21/PBS project, Access’12. The series, Art in the Twenty-First Century, profiles artists from around the world in one-hour documentaries and Season 6 will have “Change, “History”, “Balance”, and “Boundaries”. PBS will officially air Season 6 on April 13th; however, if WfPAC will screen the selected copies if received before this date. As always, the female artists of this project will certainly be highlighted.
After receiving an email from vday.org about its usual world-wide campaign on anti-violence against women and girls, I clicked on an article about the European Parliament. These “women in government” actually performed the V-Monologues!!!!!! I then immediately flashed into thought on what if our own Congressional women participated one day as well? Would we let go for one extended moment and allow our elected, female lawmakers personify the good-bad-ugly of womanhood the becomes deduced to the focal point between a woman’s legs?!!! Ms. Ensler, Vagina Monologues author and campaign creator, is very interested… and I would love to see such a performance night sooner than later! 😉
Featuring public art, performances and hands-on arts activities!
ArtsMemphis sponsors the second in a series of
free Pop Up ArtsFests
Saturday, March 24 · noon – 4 p.m.
Hollywood Community Center · 1560 North Hollywood
12:35-12:50-Tennessee Shakespeare Company
1:00-1:30-Center for Southern Folklore presents the Daddy Mack Blues Band and Favor
1:50-2:00-Collage Dance Collective
2:20-2:35-Real Life Ministries
3:30-3:40-Cypress Guitar Club
3:45-4:00-Rhodes College Jazz Ensemble
1:00-3:00 p.m.-Memphis Music Foundation presents Corry Rayford – hip hop beat workshop
2:40-3:25-Urban Art Dedication with Playback Memphis – the dedication of artist Suzy Hendrix’s mosaic, sponsored by UrbanArt Commission, at the Hollywood Branch Library
Workshops, Booths and Activities by
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Metal Museum, Theatre Memphis, Playhouse on the Square, Tennessee Shakespeare Company, UrbanArt Commission, Memphis Black Arts Alliance, Memphis Music Foundation, ArtsMemphis, Jonathan Auger, Suzy Hendrix, Anthony D. Lee, Elisha Gold & Tobacco Brown, Pam McDonnell & Anna Wunderlich, CBU Art Club (with Nick Pena), Maysa Sem and Ebony Nicole Johnson
ArtsMemphis received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to produce three community arts events, bringing the work of Memphis’ finest arts organizations and working artists to communities with little or no exposure to the cultural sector. The first Pop Up ArtsFest was held in Frayser in October 2011. The third Pop Up ArtsFest is planned for April 29. More information at artsmemphis.org/popup
With all this foolishness on Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” remarks against Sandra Fluke and Liz Trotta declaring “expectations” for service-women to be raped/assaulted – I was very thrilled to see Color Lines magazine write on Favianna’s (Favianna Rodriguez) take and opinion on how these humanity-killing, acidic words against women make us feel. I think for any one loud-mouthed agitator, there are probably one thousand doers!! Counter-act foolishness with wisdom (and beauty, love, and ART!)