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ISU Anderson Center seeks artists for inclusion in March 2011 Women’s History Month art show

January 21, 2011
ISU Marketing and Communications

The Idaho State University Women's History Month Committee announces an exhibit, "Forgotten Feminisms: History and Response to Pop Culture," and is seeking artists for inclusion in the show.

"Forgotten Feminisms" will be on display in the Transition Gallery in the Pond Student Union Building for Women's History Month, March 2011.

Artists interested in submitting their work are encouraged to read the complete "Call for Artists" found on the Anderson Center's website www.isu.edu/andersoncenter. The submission deadline is Feb. 1.

The Women's History Month Committee has included an exhibit as part of the Women’s History Month each year since 2004. Past shows have ranged from the traditional, including antique and contemporary quilts, to the more novel foci, including body art, secrets and fairy tales. 

"The idea for this year’s show came directly out of one of our Committee meetings," said exhibit curator Sammy Gravis, a fine arts major. "We were discussing this year's Women’s History Month keynote, Andi Zeisler who is coming on March 11, and how her magazine presents 'feminist response to pop culture,' except we had mistakenly added a ‘the’ in front of that tagline. This got us talking about how there really isn't one right feminist response to anything, including a response to pop culture."

As such, the Women's History Month Committee welcomes all works in response to its Call for Artists. The goal of the show is to exhibit original, innovative works that teach girls and young women and others about the history of women in pop culture and feminist responses to that subject.

"Forgotten Feminisms" will be free and open to the public with an opening reception held on Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m.

The Anderson Center at Idaho State University serves as the focal point on campus for the consideration of gender issues and is especially guided by the ideal of diversity which allows us to envision a future free of the limitations imposed by our culture's standard definitions of gender and other categories of difference.  The Anderson Center coordinates the Women's History Month Committee and encourages all interested parties to serve on the Committee. 

For more information, contact the Anderson Center at (208)-282-2805.


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