The Arts Council of York County, the Women’s Art Initiative, and Winthrop University Galleries have partnered to invite the York County community to engage and participate in Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry, an ongoing community art movement. The movement responds to the silencing of women*, creating opportunities for all women to share experiences through visual storytelling. Artist, activist, community arts organizer, and founder, Andrea Downs, will install a small selection of the more than 400 pieces of artwork that are a part of a growing collection of women's stories. Artwork created during Laundry Day Workshops is collected and joined together on clotheslines and will be featured at the DiGiorgio Campus Center lobby at Winthrop University and the Perimeter Gallery at the Arts Council of York County's Center for the Arts. The installation will include information about how the public can be involved in this movement.
*Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry holds space for all women across the intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity and gender expression.
The workshops are also listed on the Arts Council's Art Classes & Workshops page.
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