February-March 2017

The event: 

The roots of the DSM Girl Gang go back to an all-female art show in October of 2015 (fun fact - that was the same art show I volunteered to be the photographer!). Since then, I have fallen in love with organizing women empowering art shows alongside my fellow core members. 

To help celebrate the opening of the Louise Noun library, we partnered with the Young Women's Resource Center to hold a corresponding exhibit of visual and written works by over 50 local female artists and authors, entitled The Well-Read Woman. Each piece is inspired by a book from the collection, and was available to view at the YWRC during the month of March. The library houses over 400 books from Louise Noun’s personal collection centered around women’s studies, history, literature and art. Many people beyond myself made this event possible - most notably is our guest curator Lindsay Keast, the staff at YWRC, and all the incredible artists who accepted this creative challenge. 

More than 400 guests helped the Young Women's Resource Center and DSM Girl Gang celebrate the incredible unveiling of literature and art on Friday, March 3. We also hosted two educational events throughout March - an exhibition talk facilitated by Siobhan Spain and an open mic event called "Writings Aloud".

My role: 

My role for this show was that of project coordinator on behalf of the DSM Girl Gang. I directly communicated with the artists and staff of YWRC, organized informational meetings, recruited a guest curator, curated a zine featuring selected works, oversaw the show timeline, enforced deadlines, helped promote the show through a morning talk show and finalized the show with artists payments. Additionally, I planned and organized the two educational events surrounding the show - an exhibition talk and open mic event. 

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