Power of Her

Power of Her

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In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, Procter & Gamble is teaming up with ArtsWave to bring the Power of Her to multiple locations throughout the city. 

The Power of Her is inspired by the women’s suffrage movement and is designed to showcase female-centric arts, female leadership, and the milestone anniversaries of locally-founded and led cultural institutions during 2020. 

According to Kathy DeBrosse, ArtsWave Vice President of Marketing & Engagement, there will be seven locations for the Power of Her that will feature a plethora of concurrent performances on March 7 from 10am to 4pm.

“Organizations from across the Greater Cincinnati region are coming together to activate and amplify women’s voices in the arts,” says DeBrosse. “Power of Her is a showcase of collaboration, empowerment and championing one another.”

DeBrosse says event details for the day include: 

At the Taft Museum will be Cynthia Lockart’s “Journey to Freedom: Art Quilts” exhibition of textile creations, as well as interactive art making sessions. At 11am, take in the 25-year old, female led troupe of Cultural Centre of India performing “Devi – The Dancing Divine.” At 1 p.m. mandolin player Jody Koop of Full Moon Ranch will be featured, performing music from Patsy Montana, the first million-dollar selling female artist in the 1930s. At 3 p.m., Cincinnati Baila, a female-led troupe.

The Fitton Center, in Hamilton, will have “10 __ Women,” a women’s exhibition, and they will host hands-on arts activities based on the exhibition. At 2pm, there will be a performance by Joanie Whitaker.

At the Annex of the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, beginning at 10am, you’ll be able to enjoy a sculptural art workshop inspired by artist Judith Scott. At 11am, you can do Mandala-making, a traditional women’s ritual practice from South India, led by Radha Lakshmi. At noon, there will be a percussion performance with Liz Wu and friends, highlighting women musicians and compositions. At 1pm, take in a performance by 4-Way, Cincinnati’s String Quartet. At 2pm you can be a part of the In[HEIR]itance Project, a national theater company-led initiative that will explore the audience’s relationships to the history and culture of Cincinnati. At 3pm Mam-Luft&Co. Dance will offer a modern dance performance and workshop.

At Clifton Cultural Arts Center, at 10am, you will have Felt Your Inner Venus through artist Kelli Gleiner as she shares felting basics centered around empowerment. At 11:30am, CCAC Dance Instructor Ndieme Ngom, will lead West African dance lesson during Sabar: West African Dance, and participants will also learn about the garments traditionally worn. Also at 11:30am, Altered Book Art, through Cincinnati Meeting Tree, will be offered – an opportunity to upcycle a tiny book into a piece of art. At 1pm, Innovation Hour will feature staff from the Corryville Public Library who will lead participants in an hour of hands-on activities celebrating female historical figures. At 2pm Acrylic Paint Pouring will be offered by artist Autumn McKinley, and you’ll be able to take home your 5”x7” canvas creation. At 3pm, Move It!, a fun way to slide, shimmy, stretch and shake, will be facilitated by CCAC Wellness Instructor Leslie Black, all in celebration of your unique self.

At UC Clermont, activities begin at 10am. At 11am you’ll join a mostly female ensemble, teaching and leading the audience how to play singing bowls – unique instrumentation and sounds most have not heard. At 1pm the Forget-Me-Nots, a Historical Dance Company will perform, and Wild Carrot plays at 3pm.

The Barn in Mariemont will feature an exhibit by the Brush & Palette Painters, a women’s plein aire group in their Gallery. They will also have 5” x 7” paintings, themed around women, for sale and created by their membership, and painters and other artisans will demonstrate their crafts.

Behringer-Crawford will offer a special beading and decorative arts exhibition, “From Rituals to Runways: The Art of the Bead.” At 10am the education staff from the Carnegie will lead a drop-in art making session.  At 10:30am Clark & Jones Trio will perform a concert, featuring Celtic, classical, old time American, and contemporary singer-songwriter genres as well as the collective works of the Trio’s two female composers, instrumentalists and singers, Nancy Bick Clark and Jude Jones. At noon, the all-female ensemble, Raison D’Etre, will perform music from “3 Decades Together,” including several originals, a cappella swing tunes and more. At 2pm American Legacy Theatre will provide a structural understanding of plays and then crowdsource a female play with female-based themes, characters and more.

DeBrosse encourages everyone to attend and participate in the activities happening for Power of Her on March 7. 

To learn more about the Power of Her, click here