Facing Feminism: Feminists I Know
Art in Place
Artists Annette Marie Hyder, JoAnne Makela, and Jasmine Rain Hyder held an event that aimed to reframe and redefine the way people view feminists and think about feminism.
The “Facing Feminism: Feminists I Know” exhibition came about through a desire to counter stereotypes of feminists and feminism propagated by mass media. Clichés and tired tropes about feminists and feminism are prevalent not only across the nation and globally but in our own backyards and neighborhoods too. Using portrait art and words to create new “snapshots” that comprise a collage of the many facets of feminists and feminism rather than one single representation will illuminate the diversity inherent in feminism, redefine the popular conception of what it is to be a feminist and introduce feminists who live, work, and create along the light rail corridor, to the public.
Participants in the project provided a photo of themselves along with a text expression of what feminism means to them. These two elements are combined into a unique “photoem” that is added to the collection at large and displayed in the Lyric Lab, along the light rail corridor. This added color, interest, and provocation for thought and discussion.This art exhibit engaged the public in a dynamic and interactive way with a slideshow, props and live poetry and musical performances.
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Facing Feminism: Feminists I Know at The Lyric
10/12/2012 at 6:00PM
Annette Marie Hyder, award winning author, artist, and Pushcart Prize nominated poet, invites you to be a part of changing the face of feminism. Submit a photo of yourself and a brief description of what feminism is to you. Your photo and words will be put together into a photoem. These photoems will be on display, with music and dramatic performance by writer, dramatist and poet, JoAnne Makela and her group MedusaHead, at the Along the Corridor exhibit of FACING FEMINISM: FEMINISTS I KNOW. Photoems will also be created on the spot at the event. Photographer and poet, Jasmine Rain Hyder, will be photographically documenting the event and uploading your photoems to the FACING FEMINISM: FEMINISTS I KNOW website. Through portrait art and words, the many different faces of feminism will be revealed, crushing stereotypes and empowering women. Guest poets and performers will include Penchant Poet collective, bluegrass artist, Sarah Newberry, and jazz legend, Donald Washington. Three words: fun, fantastic, and free! **Location: The Lab at The Lyric 765 Hampden Ave S., St. Paul **Time: October 12: Friday 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM October 13: Saturday 12:00 noon to 8:00 PM