Happy SWAN Day 2011 All Over the World!

SWAN Day Connecticut

SWAN Day Connecticut
Organizer: Jennifer Hill
Poster: Second Story Riot

Thanks so much to all of you who are participating in the Fourth International SWAN Day.  Whether you are organizing an event, attending an event, spreading the word, or giving a gift to your favorite woman artist, you are part of a growing world-wide movement. (See this year’s list of events below.)There are SWAN Day 2011 events all over the U.S. and in places as far flung as Bulgaria, Germany, Kenya, and Uruguay. Women are gathering to bring harmony to the world through music and build movements where we all can dance; to share pictures that open people’s eyes and tell stories that heal their hearts.

As women and as artists, we take this troubled world in our hands and work to make it better. When we celebrate SWAN Day, we can feel the power of our joy, our commitment, and our immense collective creativity.

Thanks to all of you for your perseverance in these challenging times. Whether your celebration is large or small today, I hope that on SWAN Day you will feel the energy of women artists and allies all over the world who are cheering for you to reach your full potential.


Martha Richards, Executive Director, WomenArts

P.S. Remember to Send Us Your Pictures!  You can link them to our WomenArts-SWAN Day Facebook page, email them to info@WomenArts.org or snail mail to: WomenArts, 1442A Walnut Street, Suite 67, Berkeley, CA 94709.  We always love to hear from you!

List of SWAN Day 2011 Events
For more detailed information about any of these events, you can visit the SWAN Day Calendar and search for the events in your region. Some of these events took place earlier this month.UNITED STATES EVENTS (Scroll to bottom or click here for International Events)
Name of Event City State Organizer
In Memory of Amy Gitelman: A
Retrospective Exhibit (Visual Art)
Alameda CA Frank Bette Center for the Arts
Ruined (Play by Lynn Nottage) Berkeley CA Berkeley Repertory Theatre
What Do the Women Say?
(Middle Eastern Poetry & Performance)
Berkeley CA Golden Thread Productions
SWAN Day Spa (Spa Relaxation for Women Artists) Los Angeles CA Yaphattainment International &Andrea Wilson, RKD Music
SWAN Day Martinez (Outdoor
Arts & Crafts Festival)
Martinez CA Martinez Arts Association
Blind Spots (World Premiere
North Hollywood CA Colette Freedman, Elise Robertson, Jade Sealey, Helen Mary Wilson, Vanessa Waters
Feminist Tour of the Norton
Simon Museum (Lecture)
Pasadena CA Margaret Danielak
An Evening with Women of
San Francisco CA Cultural Odyssey
Bridge Walkers (Audio and
Video Interactive Installation)
San Francisco CA Catherine Herrera &de Young Museum
Celebration of Muriel Rukeyser &Paris Press (Reading & Party) San Francisco CA Jan Freeman, Paris Press
Creating Art that Ignites
(Performance & Panel)
San Francisco CA Tenth Annual Global Women’s Rights Forum
Fabulation (Play by Lynn Nottage) San Francisco CA Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
Feminist Tour of The de Young Museum (Lecture) San Francisco CA Margaret Danielak
ODC Dance 40th Season (Featuring Women Choreographers) San Francisco CA ODC Dance
San Francisco Women’s Film
(50 Films in 5-Days)
San Francisco CA Scarlett Shepard
San Francisco Women
(Gallery Reception)
San Francisco CA San Francisco Women Artists
SWAN Day – University of San
San Francisco CA USF Musical Collective& Women’s Center
The Crackpot Crones (Sketch
Comedy & Improv)
San Francisco CA Terry Baum &Carolyn Myers
The Oldest Profession
(Play by Paula Vogel)
San Francisco CA Brava for Womenin the Arts
Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers (Film Screenings) San Jose CA Mary Skinner, Director &
Ruined (Play by Lynn Nottage) Denver CO Denver Center TheatreCompany
Women + Film VOICES Film Festival (6 days) Denver CO Women + Film &Denver Film Society
SWAN Day Connecticut
(Rock Music Festival & Arts Fair)
East Hartford CT Jennifer Hill
Zelda, Musings from the First American Flapper (Play) South Windsor CT Rita Parisi-WaterfallProductions
A Woman Like That (Screening) Washington DC National Gallery of Art
Fourth DC SWAN Day
(Festival of Theatre & Other Arts)
Washington DC The Georgetown TheatreCompany
V-Day Washington DC
(Benefit Performance)
Washington DC The Firm DC
SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase
(Spoken Word Festival)
Miami FL Spoken Soul Productions
Raize It Up Live Women’s Celebration! (Hip-Hop & Drumming) Miami FL Soulflower
The 7th Annual Vanessa Baez
Memorial Women’s Lunch
Miami FL Spoken Soul Productions
New Seeds Festival
(Performing Arts Festival)
Tampa FL Silver Glass Productions
SWAN Day in Savannah!
(Art Exhibit)
Savannah GA Joanne Morton
SWAN Day Iowa City
(Gallery Exhibit & Reception)
Iowa City IA Nora Garda &Arts Iowa City Gallery
Essentialism & The Male
(Panel Discussion)
Chicago IL Chicago AAUW
Jane Addams by Louise Knight
(Book Reading by Author)
3 Venues IL Louise Knight
Discussion with Playwrights
Tanya Saracho & Regina Taylor
Chicago IL Harold WashingtonLibrary Center
Feminist Lens Radio Series: Seeing Peace: Challenging War Chicago IL Womens Media Group
If I Ruled the World (Jan Lisa Huttner Lectures about Film) Chicago IL Harold Washington College
Jane Eyre (Film
2 Venues IL Focus Features
Mamadrama (Documentary Filmabout Jewish Mothers) 3 Venues IL Chicago YIVO
Painting Tikkun Olam: Dialogue
Netally Schlosser (Talk & Reception)
Chicago IL FeminIsrael, AZM, WZO
SWAN Day at the Goodman:El
Nogalar (Play by Tanya Saracho)
Chicago IL Chicago AAUW/ Goodman Theatre
SWAN Day at the Goodman:
of Carnage
(Play by Yasmina Reza)
Chicago IL Chicago AAUW &Goodman Theatre
SWAN Day at the Goodman:
Meet the Artists Discussion
Chicago IL Chicago AAUW &
Goodman Theatre
The 9th Floor Door: Blocked
of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
(Performance & Panel)mance
and Panel)
Chicago IL Working WomensHistory Project
Yael Bartana (Israeli Film
Screening & Discussion with Filmmaker)
Chicago IL Gene Siskel Film Center
Yasmin Levy in Concert
(Ladino Music)
Chicago IL Old Town School ofFolk Music
Chicago Writers Exchange
(Reading by 6 Authors)
Chicago IL Her Story Theater
Oy, Yente: How a Name Became a
Noun (Lecture)
Glenwood IL Hadassah Chicago’s
Aviya’s Summer
(Film Screening)
Skokie IL FeminIsrael, AZM & ARZA
Lunch and Learn with Netally
(Artist Discussion & Reception)
Skokie IL AZM Chicago
The Belle of Amherst
(Play about Emily Dickinson)
Farmland IN Julie Lyn Barber ofMain Street Artists
Lady Bird, Pat & Betty:Tea for Three (Play about First Ladies) Ft. Riley KS Elaine Bromka
SWAN Day Covington
(Art Auction/Book Sale/Party)
Covington KY Katie Meyer &Artisans Enterprise Center
Fabric, Flames, and Fervor: Girls of the Triangle (Play) Shelbyville KY Looking for LilithTheatre Company
SWAN Day 2011 at PYRO Gallery (Exhibit & Reading) Louisville KY Pyro Gallery
(Visual Art Exhibit)
New Orleans LA Young Aspirations/Young Artists
SWAN Day – March Madness
(Play Readings)
Boston MA Regina Eliot Ramsey
Boston’s Glass Proscenium
(Dialogue for Theatre Professionals)
Boston MA GAN-e-meed Theatre Project
Woven Stories of Hope, Love
(Spoken Word & Other Arts)
Brockton MA Indaba Theatreof New England
Zelda, Musings from the First American Flapper (Play) 4 Venuesons MA Rita Parisi-WaterfallProductions
Against the Odds:Adaptation,Translation, and Survival(Performance Art Festival) Medford MA Monkeyhouse
Creativity and Slowing Down(Reading and Workshop) Northampton MA Christian McEwen & Smith College Poetry Center
SWAN Day Northampton:Eurydice
(Play by Sarah Ruhl)
Northampton MA Old Deerfield Productions & Northampton Academy of Music Theatre
I’m not a Feminist, but . . .(Theatre) Pittsfield, MA MA WAM Theatre
Our Voices Festival V
Women Playwrights Festival)
Weston MA Kelly DuMar, Ann Garvin,Wendy Lement
Stitch ‘N Time(Textile
Accokeek MD Accokeek Foundation
The Winter’s Tale(Theatre) Baltimore MD The Shakespeare Factory Players
Running: AMOK (Musical Theatre) Oxon Hill MD Liberated Muse Productions
Celebration of Elizabeth
Barrett Browning’s Poetry (Reading)
Ann Arbor MI Barbara Neri
Murderess – Hair RaisingMonologues about Women Killers (Theatre) St. Paul MN Theatre Unbound
If You Can Stand the Heat: The History of Women and Food(Theatre) Keene NH Guerrilla Girls On Tour
Lady Bird, Pat & Betty:Tea for Three (Play about First Ladies) 9 Venues NJ Elaine Bromka
Someone Must Wash the Dishes:An Anti-Suffrage Satire (Play) 9 Venues NJ Ocean County Library System
Who Does She Think She Is?
(Film Screening)
Morristown NJ JSDD’s Wellness, Arts, Enrichment Center
Fierce Beauty del Norte(Art
Espanola NM Jamie Aragon, Jillann Begay, Nikki Bustos, Miranda Lopez, Melania Pumphrey
Investing in Women Artists for Social Change (Panel) Brooklyn NY Women’s Funding Network & Martha Richards
9th Annual Women’s Big Band Concert (Music) Buffalo NY Ladies First Jazz Big Band
Women in Arts Series 2011
(Exhibit and Performance)
Dix Hills NY Legros Cultural Arts
Women in Arts Series 2011(Music, Film & Visual Arts) Flushing NY Legros Cultural Arts
The Period Project: An
Anthology on Menstruation (Book Release)
Long Island City NY Bushwick Media &Raven S. Blackstone
Antony & Cleopatra(Play
& SWAN Day Honors)
New York NY Take Wing And SoarProductions
Birds on Fire(World Premiere
Musical Drama)
New York NY Theater for the New City
Stalina by Emily Rubin(Book
New York NY Emily Rubin
Bussman’s Holiday:The Worst
Date Ever (Theatre)
New York NY Culture Project’sWomen Center Stage
Catch A Falling Star (Theatre) New York NY Culture Project’sWomen Center Stage
Celebrating National Women’sMonth (Jazz) New York NY Nicki Mathis
Celebrating Women Artists(Art Installation & Open Mic) New York NY International WomenArtists’ Salon
Celebrating Women In Jazz(Jazz) New York NY Dona Carter and Friends
NYCWAM Collaboration Award
New York NY NY Women in Arts & Media Coalition
Women Directors Weekend
New York NY Culture Project’s Women Center Stage
Fabric, Flames, and Fervor: Girls of the Triangle (Play) New York NY Looking for Lilith Theatre Company
FUQs: Frequently Unanswered Questions (Theatre) New York NY Culture Project’s Women Center Stage
Helen on 86th Street
(Family Musical)
New York NY M & T Productions
Hold Music (Theatre) New York NY Culture Project’s Women Center Stage
Hope Street (Theatre) New York NY Polifonic Entertainment
In the Crossing (Theatre) New York NY Culture Project’s Women Center Stage
Lady Got Chops
(Women’s Music & Arts Festival)
New York NY Kim Clarke, Producer, WomeninJazz-NYC.org
Light of Night
(New Play Reading)
New York NY Cecilia Copeland & IATI Theater
Limitless Casting: Could the
Best Man for the Part Be a Woman?
New York NY Actors’ Equity Association
Mother of God! (New Play) New York NY New Perspectives TheatreCompany
Onions Make Us Cry (Reading of
Nigerian Play)
New York NY Hot Ink at the
Lark Festival
Overcoming Speechlessness (Theatre) New York NY Culture Project’s Women Center Stage
Puberty: A Cabaret New York NY The Wunderkind Consortium
R U Nobody, 2? (Play Reading) New York NY NewShoe
Room (Play about Virginia Woolf featuring Ellen Lauren) New York NY Women’s Project &
SITI Company
The Last Story (Play about the Last Adam & Eve) New York NY Theater TAS
NYWIFT Annual SWAN Day Celebration of Women Film Directors New York NY New York Women inFilm & Television
Tea & Cake with Betty Jane (Performance Art) New York NY Soho20 Chelsea Gallery
The 20 Something Project (Theatre) New York NY Culture Project’s Women Center Stage
The 6 Project (Theatre) New York NY Culture Project’s Women Center Stage
The Tram: One-Act Play about
Women, Roosevelt Island & Bittersweet Chocolatesocolates
New York NY Mary Crescenzo
The Wild Finish (Theatre) New York NY Culture Project’sWomen Center Stage
Tribute to Judith Malina
New York NY Culture Project’sWomen Center Stage
Turning Points: Women Have
Say (New Play Festival)
New York NY League of Professional Theatre Women
We Are (Vietnamese Play by Nguyen thi Minh Ngoc) New York NY Pan Asian Repertory Theatre & Nguyen thi Minh Ngoc
What On Earth? Inside the Crop Circle Mystery (Film) New York NY Mighty Companions & Suzanne Taylor
When Talking Can Be Walking
(Online, Radio, TV)
New York NY C.C. Elian
Women in Film: Breaking
New York NY Apollo Theater
Women in the Heights: Perspectives (Artist Talk & Exhibit) New York NY Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance
Women’s Night: Experimental
New York NY Lili White, Curator
A Woman Like That (Film about painter Artemisia Gentileschi) Rosendale NY Rosendale Theater
24-Hour Capital Region/Berkshires Theatre Project Troy NY WAM Theatre, MOPCO & Arts Center of the Capital Region
Swan Day Celebrating Women Artists (Speakers, Film, Music) Cincinnati OH Womens Way of Ohio andKentucky
An Afternoon about Artemisia Gentileschi (Talk, Film & Panel) Cleveland OH Cleveland Museum ofthe Arts
Painter Tina
Ardmore OK Studio 107
Collage Artist Marilyn Artus (Exhibit) Oklahoma City OK Marilyn Artus
That’s What SHE Said: And OKC StorySLAM (Open Mic Story-telling) Oklahoma City OK OKC StorySLAM
SWAN Day PDX – Celebrating Women Artists (3-day Arts Fair) Portland OR SWAN Day PDX
SWAN Day 2011: Celebration ofPittsburgh’s Women Artists(Theatre) Pittsburgh PA No Name Players
Pink Saris (Film about Women
in India)
Pittsburgh PA 2011 CMUInternational Film Festival
4th Annual SWAN DAY Luncheon (Buffet & Artist Reception) Jim Thorpe PA Alessandra M. Crum
Ladies Choice (Exhibit) Lower Burrell PA Artform Gallery
Nicki Mathis Afrikan Amerikan Jazz Quartet (Jazz) Providence RI FireWorks & Nicki Mathis
Vox Feminina 2-The Feminine
Houston TX Pandora Theatre
The Early Education of Conrad
(Play by Isabella Russell-Ides)
Dallas TX Echo Theatre
SWAN Day in Hampton Roads (Exhibit/Reception) Yorktown VA ArtInspired, LLC
Women Artists of the Northeast Kingdom (Demonstrations & Performance)e) Newport VT Memphremagog Arts Collaborative
Here, There & Everywhere
(Monologues by Women Playwrights)
Port Townsend WA Key City Public Theatre
3rd Annual ISIS Women Arts Festival (Arts Festival) Seattle WA Steel Grace Dance &Jah Breeze Rhythms
Name of Event City, Country Organizer
SWAN Festival Bulgaria (5 Day Music and Arts Festival) Sofia, Bulgaria Art Nova Foundation
SWAN Day Radio Program (Radio) Pula, Croatia Roberta Weissman Nagy
SWAN Day Berlin:13 poems in a
body – part one: take two(Performance Art))
Berlin, Germany Shannon Sullivan, Performance Lab Berlin
A Performance Life (Performance Art) Cologne, Germany SiglindeKallnbach
SWAN Day Kenya: Artivists Connecting
with Other Artivists
Nairobi, Kenya 5 Centuries Human RightsTheatre Group
Women in Art: International Group Art Exhibit (Online Catalogue Available) Montevideo, Uruguay Noemi Silvera


SWAN Day 2011 and WomenArts were supported by generous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Meyer Levy Charitable Foundation, the Peace Development Fund, East Bay Community Foundation, the Leo S. Guthman Fund, the Do A Little Fund, and by gifts of time, energy and money from artists and arts supporters around the world.