Happy SWAN Day 2013!

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Thanks so much to all of you who are participating in the Sixth 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. There are SWAN 2013 events all over the U.S. and in places as far flung as Australia, Bulgaria, Kenya, Sweden, and Trinidad and Tobago. (See the list below.)

In all of these communities women are gathering to bring harmony to the world through music, to build movements that inspire us to dance, to share pictures that open our eyes, and to tell stories that heal our 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.

Sending Lots of SWAN Love to All of You!
Martha Richards, Executive Director, WomenArts

List of SWAN Day 2013 Events

For more detailed information about these events, you can search for them on the SWAN Calendar or check the WomenArts Blog to see if we did an article about them.  Some of these events took place earlier in the month.

UNITED STATES EVENTS (Scroll to bottom or click here for International Events)

Name of Event City State Organizer
Celebration of Change Anchorage AK Radical Arts for Women
Revive the Art Spirit! Plein Air Workshop with Elaine Carpenter Alameda CA Frank Bette Center for the Arts
What do the Women Say? Berkeley CA Golden Thread Productions
Cre8tive Differences – 10 Minute Theatre Festival Hollywood CA Cre8tive Differences
Fundraiser for Feature Film:
Young Women and Meth in Hawaii
Los Angeles CA Melanie Seelinger and Tracy Miller
S.O.E. – Full-length Debut Play by Jami Brandli Los Angeles CA Episodic Entity, in association with Bootleg Theater
Tactical Reads: “My First, My Fist” – New Play Reading Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Female Playwright Initiative & The Vagrancy Theater Co.
Snapshot: A True Story of Love Interrupted by Invasion Los Angeles CA Mitzi Sinnott
Inside Out PlayDate Los Angeles CA The Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles
Martinez SWAN DAY (Outdoor Fair) Martinez CA Martinez Arts Association
Nappy Headed Love Stories Oakland CA Jovelyn Richards
Time Sensitive, An Original Play Written & Directed by Amy Sass Oakland CA Ragged Wing
Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago, Film Premiere Rancho Mirage CA Lydia B. Smith, Director
Suzanne Brooks/The Jazz Generation at the WCIC Annual Open House Sacramento CA WCIC: Women’s Civic Improvement Club of Sacramento
Moments of Truth – A Reading of a New Chamber Musical San Francisco CA Patricia Milton and Caroline Altman
Seven Flowers for Seven Muralists San Francisco CA The Women’s Building/ MaestraPeace Collaborative
Adventures Of A Black Girl San Francisco CA Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe
Our Own Paths (Film Festival) San Francisco CA Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project
You Don’t Act Like an Indian Girl – Benefit for “Petals in the Dust” San Francisco CA Thou Art Worthy, Micropixie,Petals In The Dust
Rhodessa Jones in The Resurrection of SHE San Francisco CA Brava! For Women in the Arts presents Rhodessa Jones
The Last Five Years Santa Barbara CA Elements Theatre Collective
Caged (Performance) Santa Monica CA City Garage
Personal Landscapes Yreka CA Liberty Arts Gallery
Athena Project’s Arts Festival Denver CO Athena Project Festival
A Woman Like That – Artemisia Gentileschi Documentary Film Fairfield CT Quick Arts Center, Fairfield University
SWAN Day Connecticut 2013 Manchester CT Jennifer Hill
SWAN Day Connecticut Manchester CT Nicki Mathis’ Afrikan AmerikanJazz Quartet
Feminist Punk Show: Priests and the Downtown Boys Willimantic CT Willimantic Records
In Her Words (Theatre) Washington DC Liberated Muse Arts Group
In Celebration of Women & Aging: Feminine Transitions Washington DC Alyscia Cunningham Photography
DC SWAN Day (Day long festival) Washington DC Guillotine Theatre
SWAN Day Jupiter Florida (Readings) Jupiter FL Cynthia Morrison
SWAN Day Miami Spoken Soul Festival 2013 Miami FL Poetic 7 & Spoken Soul Festival Production Team
Soukous Sunday 2.0 with Sauda Decatur GA Sauda Jackson
Divan – Film Screening with Q&A Chicago & Northbrook IL Pearl Gluck
Possibilities: 3 Oak Park Artists Oak Park IL Gallery Pink in Oak Park
Aryn Day Sweeney Oboe Recital Muncie IN Faculty Artist Series, Ball State University
Julie Lyn Barber Voice Recital Upland IN Taylor University Faculty Recital
In Her Shoes, Harriet Tubman Wichita KS Harriet Tubman Reader’s Theater
Alice in Black and White – A Premiere Louisville KY Looking for Lilith Theatre Company
Secret Burdens Louisville KY Aleksandra Stone
SWAN Day at PYRO Gallery Louisville KY Women Work/Women’s Work
Women in Action: A New Wave of Art, Theatre, Music, and Performance Boston MA Sleeping Weazel
Breaking Through The Clouds: The First Womens National Air Derby Boston MA Heather Taylor of Archetypal Images with Simmons College
WAM! Boston Film Festival 2013 Cambridge MA Women, Action & the Media Boston
Revising With Ruth Leicester MA Barred Owl Retreat
Femnoire: The Women’s Playwriting Festival Lowell MA Image Theater
Cravings: Songs of Hunger & Satisfaction Northampton MA Ko Theater Works/Belle Linda Halpern & Sabrina Hamilton
Our Voices VII Annual Festival of Boston Area Women Playwrights Wellesley MA Kelly DuMar
Maxiworld Tango Milonga with Tango Burlesque Performance Baltimore MD Maxi Gonzalez, Viviana & Isidoro Levinson, Con Artist & Bianca Dagga
Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Womens National Air Derby online MD Heather Taylor of Archetypal Images and 21st Century Radio
3/13 Womens Fest Detroit MI AMCC/ILL PLAY BILL
Poets and Purses Detroit MI SASHA Center
Women’s History Month: The Historical Comedybration Minneapolis MN Created by Heather Meyer
Sticks and Stones: Fairy Tales and Other Lies As Told To A Child Minneapolis MN Neva Grow Up Media Group Starring Rai Renea
Enchanted Evening Minneapolis MN Jawaahir Dance Company
Cassandra’s Cabaret Minneapolis MN Cassandra Shore
WNC Artist Showcase Reception Asheville NC Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park
A Monument to the Risen: Emotional Labor, Intimacy and the Spaces of Sex Work Durham NC Laurenn McCubbin
Yvonne Welbon Campaign for the Heineken Affinity Award Greensboro NC Yvonne Welbon
Female Artist TakeOver Day Greensboro NC Female Artist Collective of Greensboro
Grid Signals by Shuli Sade Jersey City NJ Shuli Sade Studio
Andrea Arroyo “Femenina” Bronx NY Andrea Arroyo, visual artist
The Women Gather Concert Brooklyn NY Grace Drums
Talk To Me, Ginger! Brooklyn NY Mariann Aalda
See, Hear, Taste, Touch 2013 Brooklyn NY The Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company
April Fools Show Brooklyn NY Lucia Love and Collaborators
The Divine Black Feminine: Elizabeth Catlett on Our Minds Corona NY The National Conference of Artists (NCA) New York Chapter
Girls Rock 6 Jamestown NY Cindy Love, Amanda Barton, Gina Vecchio, Marla Harris, Lori Burke, Kat Elfman
Bethany New York NY Women’s Project Theater
Bloody Goregeous Monologues: A Celebration of Women in Horror New York NY La Petite Morgue
Blondie of Arabia New York NY Culture Project’s Women Center Stage
Women in the Heights – Celebrations. Curated by Andrea Arroyo New York NY NoMAA Gallery -Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance
Su Polo Solo Art Show – Drawings, Watercolor, Collage New York NY Su Polo
Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto (Theatre) New York NY Culture Project
Feminine Mystique Reading Series New York NY Project Y Theatre Company
Career Seminar: Marketing and Public Relations for the Performing Arts New York NY Apollo Theater
Behind the Scenes: Women of Color in the Arts New York NY Apollo Theater
Eye D (Performance) New York NY Christine Toy Johnson
SWAN Day: The Women of Theater for the New City New York NY Theater for the New cIty
The Godmother – Documentary Screening New York NY Jeanine Corbet
A Shining Attribute & Why I Hate Angelina Jolie, Short Works about Women New York NY One Woman Standing – New Works Series from Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT)
The Andromache USA Project New York NY Apoloniad Productions
Women Inspired – Curated by Andrea Arroyo New York NY Grady Alexis Gallery
Opening Up Possibilities for Women through Cross-Gender Casting New York NY Actors’ Equity Association, Equal Employment Opportunity Committee
Women Stage the World New York NY League of Professional Theatre Women
Jackie New York NY Women’s Project Theater
Women in Arts Series- Women in Music New York NY Legros Cultural Arts
Arts in Progress – A Fantastic SWAN Day 2013 Celebration! New York NY International Women Artists’ Salon
SWAN Day Screening of Girl Rising – New Documentary Film New York NY New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT)
Women’s Work Presents – First Concert of 2013 Series New York NY Parthenia, New York’s premiere viol consort
My Day When Theory of Relativity Sank In NEW YORK NY Ella Veres
Draw NYC New York NY Marcia Teusink & Jessica Houston
Collapse New York NY Women’s Project Theater
Music Audition New York NY International Women in Jazz
Dame Ethel Smyth’s “Mass in D”  – The Cecilia Chorus of New York New York NY The Cecilia Chorus of New York
Women’s Work – Second Concert of 2013 Series New York NY Quintet of the Americas
World Premiere of the Opera/ Oratorio, The Rape of the Lock New York NY Deborah Mason
Naked In Alaska New York NY Valerie Hager
Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty New York NY Elaine Bromka
Received Images New York NY Elizabeth Featherstone Hoff
And Then My Head Exploded New York NY NewShoe Theatre Group
The Loves of My Life New York NY NewShoe
Motherhood, Anyone? Peekskill NY Embark with Donna Barkman and Deb Carlin Polhill
Trifles by Susan Glaspell Riverhead NY Airmid Theatre -Featuring Margaret Colin
Spring Sing Cincinnati OH Womens Way of Ohio- Kentucky and Shelley Graff
Swan Day 2013 Cincinnati OH Womens Way of Ohio- Kentucky and Women Writing for a Change
SWAN Day CLE – 2013 at Convergence Continuum & Ensemble Theatres Cleveland OH Deborah Magid
Looking Back and Looking Beyond Cleveland OH Maiden Voyage Theatre Ensemble
SWAN Day Dayton Dayton OH Stacey Lane & Dara Cosby
S.W.A.N. Days 2013 Burns OR Harney County Library/Amos Burk/Lisa Moody
Loren Covers the Greats Philadelphia PA Loren Dann
SWAN Day Pittsburgh Jr. Pittsburgh PA No Name Players Theatre Company
SWAN Day Pittsburgh 2013 Pittsburgh PA No Name Players Theatre Company
Railroad Perspectives (Exhibit) Scranton PA Claire B. Marcus
South Dakota Cowgirl Public Art Reception Hill City SD Prairie Berry Winery
Forbidden Knoxville Goes Psycho Knoxville TN Flying Anvil Theatre – Staci Swedeen and Jayne Morgan
Teco 11th Annual New Play Competition Dallas TX Teco Theatrical Productions
Mighty Girl Art™ Spring-e Session Reston VA Mighty Girl Art™
Holly Near in Concert Vienna VA The Barns at Wolf Trap
4th Annual SWAN Day at the MAC Newport VT MAC Center for the Arts
5th Annual Here, There & Everywhere Port Townsend WA Key City Public Theatre
Cosmic Spring Port Townsend WA Sharon Lia Robinson
5th Annual ISIS: Women Arts Festival Seattle WA Steel Grace Dance
Voices Silenced, Voices Heard Tacoma WA Jozani Productions – Johnnie Mekenya James


Name of Event City Country Organizer
Walk With Me – Screening at Arts in Action Carlton Australia Aya Arts and Media
Third SWAN Festival – Round Table Edition Sofia Bulgaria Art Nova Foundation
Seven, A Documentary Play Paris France Documentary Play about 7 Women Leaders by 7 Women Playwrights
Art Exhibition Yorkshire Great Britain Ann Aveyard
SWAN Day Kenya: Artists for Peaceful Co-existence and National Cohesion Nairobi Kenya 5 Centuries Human RightsTheatre Company Artists
Kvinnofilmfestival2013 Uppsala Sweden Kvinnor för fred
Write Makes Right: Writing Systems & Cultural Worldviews Ebikon Switzerland C.C. Elian
SWAN Day La-Brea – Art Activists Alive La-Brea Trinidad & Tobago Studio Lafoncette -Leslie Robertson Toney