Women Artists Have Their Say deplores the taking of African American lives. We support peaceful protests and abhor police brutality. We commit our work to be antiracist. We are making donations to local and national groups that promote antiracist work. Our work as women continues.
Filmmaker, Sue Perlgut of CloseToHome Productions, working with poet and Cornell professor Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon and singer songwriter Jai Hari Meyerhoff, invited artists, of all disciplines (musicians, writers, poets, photographers, painters, filmmakers, actors, dancers, etc,) to fill out an online survey about their work and their creativity. Working with the answers and stories gathered from the surveys from the diverse group of artists we are working on a film, with original music, to be shown either at Cinemapolis in the late fall of 2020 or online. Watch for our clips from the interviews on this page and on the Women’s Wisdom facebook page.
Recent articles in newspapers, one in the British newspaper The Guardian and one in the New York Times both reflect on women artists. The Guardian asks the question “Women in art: why are all the ‘great’ artists men?” In the New York Times, Judy Chicago, feminist artist, talks about rescuing women from art histories sideline. Although both articles are about women painters and sculptors, the articles are reflective of the world of women artists, of all kinds.
Clips from our interviews with women artists:
Elisa talks about her early musical life
Lily talks about what inspires her work
Terry talks about what inspires her work
Fernanda talks about women who inspire her work
Stacy talks about women who inspire her work
Caryl talks about women who inspire her work
This project is partially supported by grants from: The City Federation of Women’s Organizations, and with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Community Arts Partnership