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8th of March International Woman’s Day Art Show

 

 

Opening Party: Thursday, March 8th, 6-10 pm
Live Performances by C. Ryder Cooley, Sarah Paul & Chris Skinner, and Evolution Revolution!
At 51 3rd Street, Troy, NY

Wednesday March 14th 2007
6-8 pm with an artist talk by Dara Greenwald

Friday March 16th 2007
7pm Screening and The Hole Body Performance by Boryana Rossa

The 8th of March marks the international day of celebration for women’s rights. International Women’s Day has been celebrated on this date since 1917. This show highlights the work of over 20 local women artists and their collaborators. This happening/ celebration/ party/ show includes drawing, video, animation, performance, sculpture, bio-art, photography, installations, music, and more. Artists in the show include: Barbara Groves , Bettina Escauriza, Boryana Rossa, Branda Miller, Cat Mazza, C. Ryder Cooley, Caz McIntee, Daniela Kostova, Dara Greenwald, Evolution Revolution, Julia Christensen, Julia Reodica, Jung Yoon, Kathy High, Kyra Garrigue, Lin Bell, Liz Blum, Nao Bustamante, Nina Baldwin, Olivia Robinson, Seana Biondolillo, Sarah Paul & Chris Skinner, and Zulma Aguiar.

More Info on International Women’s Day
In 1911, as a result of the decision taken at Copenhagen the previous year, International Women’s Day was marked for the first time (19 March) in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, where more than one million women and men attended rallies. In addition to the right to vote and to hold public office, they demanded the right to work, to vocational training and to an end to discrimination on the job.
Less than a week later, on 25 March, the tragic Triangle Fire in New York City took the lives of more than 140 working girls, most of them Italian and Jewish immigrants. This event had a significant impact on labour legislation in the United States, and the working conditions leading up to the disaster were invoked during subsequent observances of International Women’s Day.

In 1917, on the last Sunday of February, Russian women began a strike for “bread and peace” in response to the death over 2 million Russian soldiers in war. Opposed by political leaders the women continued to strike until four days later the Czar was forced to abdicate and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote. The date the women’s strike commenced was Sunday 23 February on the Julian calendar then in use in Russia. This day on the Gregorian calendar in use elsewhere was 8 March.