Women vote, and make a lot of art.

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If you lived in the Denver/Boulder area in 2018, and you appreciate art or create it, you probably visited three exhibitions under the umbrella of “Pink Progression.” Creative dynamos in our area decided to put on a show (shows, actually), with really fine work.

“Pink Progression” is now back. This Saturday, January 18, “Pink Progression: Coalesce” will open with a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the McNichols Civic Center Building.  “Dearly Disillusioned” will feature work from four local collectives, offering challenging perspectives on identity, gender, equality and protest. “Dearly Disillusioned” fits our world right now, and certainly relates to the Womxn’s March Denver earlier in the day. An artists’ talk is set for 1 p.m. on February 22; the exhibition runs through April 5.

Then, “Pink Progression: Collaboration” moves on to the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, where dozens of artists team up to work with others. The exhibition run from June 4 through August 23, 2020, with an opening reception on the 4th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

And if you check out the Pink Progression link below, you’ll see that men are participating in “Collaboration,” as they did in 2018. For more, the Arvada Center has a link to a list of events to mark the 100th year of women’s suffrage when the 19th Amendment was ratified.




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For something a little different, head to RedLine on February 1 to view the HER Flag. The event begins at 1 p.m.

Oklahoma artist Marilyn Artus has been creating a huge flag to honor the centennial of the women’s right to vote. She has selected one artist from each of the 36 states that ratified the 19th Amendment. For Colorado, the artist is Susan Cooper, who says, “I proudly represent Colorado.” Each artist created a stripe for the flag, with each stripe measuring 27 feet by 6 inches. Cooper’s stripe will be attached during the event.

Cooper, who is a respected artist and who works in many mediums, writes, “My Colorado contribution features women who advocated for women’s rights, as well as human rights for over 100 years, most of whose names you have never heard. The women are in oval frames as cameos. The women are Native American, African American, Christian, and Jewish, immigrant. The cameos are glamorous, plain, beautiful, wealthy, poor, famous and unknown. They are writers, suffragists, a First Lady, physicians, politicians, and homemakers. All are advocates for women.”

The cameos are arranged in the order of the women’s birth dates. Images include Clara Brown, Owl Woman, Helen Hunt Jackson, Caroline Nichols Churchill, Eliza Routt, Chipeta, Frances Wisebart Jacobs, Sarah Platt-Decker, Emily Griffith, Susan Anderson, Justina Ford, Florance R. Sabin, and on and on and on, ending with Madeleine Albright and Pat Schroeder.

For more, here’s a link to the project:  https://www.herflag.com

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I would assume there will be numerous art shows marking the centennial of women’s right to vote.

But here’s one more:

The Women’s Caucus for Art Colorado Chapter’s 30th anniversary show opens with a reception from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, January 24, at Core Gallery. It runs through February 9, with an artist talk from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Former members of the chapter were invited, along with current members, too.

For more information: https://wcaco.org/home.html


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