FEATURED EVENTS 2017

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WOMEN & CREATIVITY’S 2017 Featured Events highlight the innovation and leadership of our community’s most visionary women.

Our Featured Events are curated collaborations; they are inventive, resourceful, inspiring programs that integrate myriad creative fields and are organized by an incredible group of individuals and organizations.

Learn more about this year’s Featured Event Collaborations below or download the PDF >

FEATURED EVENTS CALENDAR KEY

RSVP = Advance registration required for some component(s)
$ = Cost for some component(s)
( – ) = Free and open to the public

FEATURED EVENTS INDEX

1. Creative Networking Salons: March 9, 15, 29 >
2. EKCO: Women on War: March 3 & 5 >
3. Feast for the Senses: Pop Up Dinners: March 7 & 19 >
4. All Access Reproductive Rights: Poetry Anthology Launch: March 8 >
5. Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: March 11 >
6. Women Artists Speak Out: Feminism & Creative Expression: March 11 >
7. Dakhabrakha: March 12 >
8. How to Start a Pussy Riot: March 14 >
9. A Map of My Own: March 17 >
10. Expect Wonders: Mosaic Mandala Workshop & Germination Exhibit Opening Reception: March 18 & 25 >
11. In the Circle of Women: March 25 >
12.Field Dressing / Revolutions Theatre Festival: March 28 >
13.Living Artifact Exhibition & Workshop: March 4 & 29 >


1. CREATIVE NETWORKING SALONS
(RSVP)

A moderated panel discussion with creative women who are supporting themselves by selling what they create, followed by peer and expert advice in “roundtable raps” with WESST consultants about business, marketing, financial management, and work/life balance:

Thursday, March 9, 5:30 – 8p // WESST

A salon for designers and artists of all kinds to celebrate their differences and similarities. The night promises to be engaging, stimulating, and memorable:

Wednesday, March 15, 5:30 – 7p // Keshet Ideas & Innovation Center
with Women in Design: NM, Keshet Dance Company, and Pyragraph

A salon-style, casual gathering for women from all fields to build community and find points of intersection for their creativity, work, and projects:

Wednesday, March 29, 5:30 – 7p // Harwood Art Center
with Shastyn Photography & Design and Tractor Brewing

All salons are free (unless you decide to purchase food or drink)
RSVP >


2. ECKO: WOMEN ON WAR
($ / RSVP)

What do women vets have to say about war and service? Join us for a spoken word / poetry performance based on interviews with military women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. This year, the EKCO Poets (creating collaborative poetry since 2009) take words and stories of women vets and weave them into an unusual work of art that is part reading, part movement, part spoken word performance. Presented by Artful Life.

Friday, March 3, 7p // Tricklock Performance Laboratory
Sunday, March 5, 2p // Tricklock Performance Laboratory
Free / Donations Accepted


3. FEAST FOR THE SENSES: POP-UP DINNERS
($ / RSVP)

Join us at the table for an exploration of creativity as culinary arts, creativity and agriculture are integrated to push the limits of the sensory experience. Presented by edible Santa Fe magazine in Albuquerque and Santa Fe with Farm & Table, Sol Harvest Farms, The Liquid Muse, Maple Street Dance Company, Heidi’s Raspberry Farms, Savory Spice Shop, and Food + Drink.

A Place at the Table // Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 – 9:30p // Heidi’s Jam Factory – Albuquerque
The Art of Conversation // Sunday, March 19, 6:30 – 9:30p // Savory Spice Shop – Santa Fe
RSVP >


4. ALL ACCESS REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS: POETRY ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH
( – )

On International Women’s Day, join poets, advocates, health care providers to celebrate a new poetry anthology created by Planned Parenthood and partners to advocate and promote women’s reproductive rights. Presented by Planned Parenthood, Swimming Elephant Publications, Chrysalis Transgender Resource Center, and Bruja Rising Health and Body Work.

Wednesday, March 8, 7 – 9p // Duel Brewing


5. ART + FEMINISM WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON
( – )

The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is an international, annual, all-day, community-organized event that teaches how to edit, update, and add articles. Designed to generate coverage of women and the arts and encourage female editorship, the event works to contribute and amend meaningful content to Wikipedia. People of all gender identities are invited. Presented by Central Features, Richard Levy Gallery, Gibbous, artAttendant, NM Museum of Art, and The Necessarian.

Saturday, March 11, 11a – 4p //  Central Features Contemporary Art and Richard Levy Gallery


6. WOMEN ARTISTS SPEAK OUT: FEMINISM & CREATIVE EXPRESSION
(RSVP)

An intergenerational, international and interdisciplinary public forum of women moderated by Megan Kamerick contemplates the past, present, and future of art and feminism. Participants include: Erin Galvez, visual artist; Dagmara Zabska, theatre artist from Poland; Kelsey Paschich, dancer and choreographer; Doris Difarnecio, performance artist, activist, and scholar from Colombia; and Margaret Randall, a literary artist and activist.

Saturday, March 11, 4 – 6p // 516 ARTS


7. DAKHABRAKHA
($)

Presented by AMP Concerts, DakhaBrakha does far more than introduce Ukranian music or prove it is alive and well. They craft stunning new sonic worlds for traditional songs, reinventing their heritage with a keen ear for contemporary resonances.

Sunday, March 12, 7p // KiMO Theatre
$15 – 25
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8. HOW TO START A PUSSY RIOT
($ / RSVP)

516 ARTS, AMP Concerts and Tricklock Company present a night of art, performance, and activism, including a reception featuring Nemcatacoa Theater and an after-party. At the center is a performance piece and conversation by Pussy Riot, a Russian feminist punk rock protest group based in Moscow who stage unauthorized provocative guerrilla performances that are edited into music videos and posted on the Internet.

Reception // Tuesday, March 14, 5:30 – 7:30p // 516 ARTS
Pussy Riot // Tuesday, March 14, 8p // KiMO Theatre
After Party // Tuesday, March 14, 10p // Tricklock Performance Laboratory
$15 – 25
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9. A MAP OF MY OWN
( – )

Bernalillo County Public Art presents an interactive exhibit featuring collaborative artwork by young women in the juvenile detention center and professional women artists mapping places and emotional states.

Friday, March 17, 5:30 – 7p // African American Performing Arts Center


10. EXPECT WONDERS: MOSAIC MANDALA WORKSHOP & GERMINATION EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION
(RSVP)

Expect wonders as you create a mosaic art piece with Cirrelda Snider-Bryan and Patricia Halloran of the Mosaic Artists of New Mexico. Give new life to discarded glass to create a segment of the mandala that will welcome visitors to the Open Space Visitor Center for years to come. Registration required, space limited.

Saturday, March 18, 10a – 2p // Open Space Visitors Center
RSVP by phone, (505) 897-8831

Reception for the Germination Exhibit with free-standing and wall-hung pieces of fresh, figurative and abstract interpretations of this amazing natural process.

Saturday, March 25, 2 – 4p // Open Space Visitors Center


11. IN THE CIRCLE OF WOMEN
( – )

Artful Life, with Valerie Martínez and Elsa Menendez, invites New Mexico women to participate in pop-up action/ performance, “in the circle of women,” to take place in Albuquerque. A Facebook-organized event, details and instructions will appear in the weeks before March 25.

Saturday, March 25, 1p // Pop-Up Locations in Albuquerque


12. FIELD DRESSING / REVOLUTIONS THEATRE FESTIVAL
($)

On September 13th, 1995, at 2:34pm, on the corner of Centennial and Cartwright, while a man in a stupid green sedan blew kisses at her and the hole under the Algebra I book in her backpack stretched unnoticeably wider, 14-year-old Violet Francis started growing antlers out of her head. Written and performed by Hannah Kauffmann, and directed by Juli Hendren.

Tuesday, March 28, 8p // Tricklock Performance Laboratory


13. LIVING ARTIFACT EXHIBITION & WORKSHOP
($ / RSVP)

Tortuga Gallery leads women artists and community members to create and share “Living Artifacts” in response to women’s role in society. Workshop space is limited, registration required. Artist reception is free and open to the public.

Community Workshop // Saturday, March 4, 10a – 1p // Tortuga Gallery
Artist Reception & Exhibit // Wednesday, March 29, 6 – 8p // Tortuga Gallery