March 9 ,2017 – Lady Participate 010
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"Cut Three Ways" by Sharon Madanes from her series Hand Hygiene.

Name: Sharon Madanes    ::    Occupation: artist    ::    Age: 31    ::    City: New York

When you're not creating: When I’m not creating, I study medicine. While art and medicine exist in such different planes, I find it generative to have  different bodies of knowledge and visual culture inform one another.

End of the day unwind: I love laughing and my sense of humor is pretty juvenile. Comedy Bang Bang, the podcast, is a favorite as are my husband’s bad jokes.

First gig: I worked at a local ice cream shop, and I never learned how to make a milkshake properly! I apologize now for any customers who received a milky mess or who had to suffer through sipping rock-hard ice cream through a straw.

Best work environment: I like working in communal places that also have a fair share of privacy. I find it necessary to make terrible things and experiment in the studio when no one is looking; but i also think it's so valuable to have people nearby to discuss and share ideas with.

Current obsession: Morocco; i just came back from a weeklong trip and was completely enamored by the silence of the dessert, the intricacy of the tile work, and Berber kilim rugs which played with geometry, color, and viewer's expectations of symmetry in interesting ways.

What's next: I just released a print featured on ExhibitionA which i’m very excited about. In studio, I'm still working on a series of Hand Hygiene paintings.

Ladies who we should know: Lily Rothman (writer), Anna Altman (writer), Kate Casey (furniture maker), Genesis Belanger (sculptor), Gahee Park (painter) & Hannah Burnett (anthropologist)
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon near you...

New York: Saturday, March 11th, 10am–5pm @ The Museum of Modern Art [11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019]

Chicago: Saturday, March 11th 1pm–5pm @ Flaxman Library [37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603]

Austin: Saturday, March 11th, 11am–4pm @ Faulk Central Library, Austin Public Library [800 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701]

Los Angeles: Saturday, March 11th, 11am–4pm @ Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions [6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028]

San Francisco: Sunday, March 12th, 1pm–4pm @ The Lab [2948 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103]

Boston: Sunday, March 12th, 11am–4pm @ The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston [25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210]
Find a Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon near you here
A Brief Herstory of Women's History Day...
1908: 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.
1909: Socialist Party of America declared the first National Woman's Day, celebrated across the US on 28 February through 1913.
1910: At the International Conference of Working Women held in CopenhagenClara Zetkin suggested the idea of an International Women's Day to unanimous approval by over 100 women from 17 countries.
1911: On March 19th, International Women's Day was celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. More than 1 million women and men attended rallies campaigning for women's rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. Less than a week later, the tragic Triangle Fire in NYC took the lives of more than 140 working women.
1913: International Women's Day was transferred to March 8th in 1913. On the eve of World War I campaigning for peace, Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last Sunday in February.
1917: On the last Sunday of February, Russian women, led by Alexandra Kollontai, began a strike for "bread and peace" in response to the death of over 2 million Russian soldiers in World War I. They continued to strike until four days later when they were granted the right to vote. The date the women's strike commenced was March 8th on the Gregorian calendar.
1949: International Women's Day was officially adopted by the Soviet satellites and China in 1949, 
1975: International Women's Day was celebrated for the first time by the United Nations.
2011: 2011 saw the 100 year centenary of International Women's Day. - President Barack Obama proclaimed March 2011 to be "Women's History Month" in the US. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched the "100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls through International Exchanges". In the London, Annie Lennox lead a march raising awareness in support for the global charity Women for Women International. 
Thanks for participating! See you on Monday for Naomi Extra & Marisa Crawford of Weird Sister!
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