March 30th, 2013 from 12pm to 6pm
Hosted by the International Women Artists’ Salon in collaboration with artist-curator Vito Giancaspro
At: The Producers’ Club, 358 West 44th St., NY 10036 / 212-315-4743 / producersclub.com
Women artists and their supporters will come to share in a celebration of the power and diversity of women’s creativity for the international holiday of SWAN DAY (Support Women Artists Now Day).
“Arts in Progress” consists of a collection of creative events occurring throughout the day including a public performance piece, participation art piece, and an open mic/stage/screen.
The International Women Artists’ Salon will collaborate with artist Vito Giancaspro in a video recorded public performance piece consisting of 25 women walking together wearing blank canvases in the streets of New York City as part of his series “Art to Wear” beginning at 12pm and ending around 1pm at the Producers Club. If interested in participating, please contact Jessica Dalton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a participation art piece consisting of a large canvas available for contributors to add their art/writings/tributes throughout the week leading up to the event. Participants can bring their own supplies to contribute and/or use the supplies on hand for contribution. Anyone interested is welcome to come by the Producers’ Club March 26th through March 30th 10am to 10pm.
There will also be an open mic/stage/screen during the event from 1pm to 6pm where musicians, performers, comedians, poets, and writers will present their work. An opportunity for video and film presentation will also be available. Anyone interested in participating in the open mic/stage/screen, please contact Su Polo at email@example.com with the subject line “IWAS SWAN Day Participant.”
This is a FREE event. Refreshments will be available. Artisan art wares will be for sale.
For more information please contact Heidi Russell at "firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.272.8879
Producers’ Club http://producersclub.com/
International Women Artists' Salon http://womenartsalon.blogspot.com/
SWAN Day http://www.womenarts.org/swan-day/swan/
Vito Giancaspro http://vitogiancaspro.com/
ARTS IN PROGRESS
Arts in Progress is a compilation of events organized in celebration of SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now Day) taking place on March 30th, 2013. Its goal is to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity and celebrate women’s values through art. This event has been developed thanks to the collaborative work of the International Women Artists’ Salon and the artist-curator Vito Giancaspro.
Arts in Progress distinguishes the importance of women in the history of art, and their progress in our contemporary worldwide society, as an understanding of the complex forces that shape our world. Its mission is to promote women’s values of peace, freedom, clarity, and identity through art. A component of this event, titled Art to Wear V (fifth edition), is meant to express these values as the fifth segment of a series of videotaped events by artist Vito Giancaspro.
Art to Wear is a series of videotaped events originated in 2008 and made available to the public in 2009 following the sequencing of a narrative movie. Previous events have been Art to Wear I, II, III, and IV. Art to Wear V represents the idea of five videos developing in different stages, relating to the idea of progress. In the last segment of the series 25 blank canvases are used as a symbol of clarity, peace, and freedom. The collaboration between the artist and International Women Artists’ Salon includes 25 everyday women expressing themselves wearing 25 blank canvases, by dressing up with different colors and cultural representation. Wearing clothing of different professions and multifacetic symbols, used to represent the women identity through a public performance piece, as a stage happening, moving forward together through the streets of New York City.
Arts in Progress welcomes its audience to meet, interact, and spend quality time with artists, philosophers, professionals, and a diversity of special guests to discuss and exchange opinions about the event and women in the arts.
Wishing you a happy SWAN Day!