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March 27, 2017 – Lady Participate 017
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Sydney Lowe is both the founder of Art Girl Army and an artist in her own right. Art Girl Army is a collective that hosts events, meet-ups, panels, & showcases in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for women across a variety of artistic fields. In Lowe’s own work she takes both a supporting role as producer and jumps behind the camera with her photography.

Name: Sydney Lowe    ::    Occupation: Producer, photographer & cartographer of the human heart. Founder of the female art collective, Art Girl Army    ::    City: Los Angeles & Brooklyn

When you're not creating: I'm absorbing other art! I'm either reading (anything Junot DiazSandra CisnerosZadie SmithJumpha Lahiri or Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!), crossing films off my "To-Watch" list (everyone please go see The FitsSworn Virgin , Divines and Netflix's Brazilian sci-fi drama The 3%), or talking with friends about the creative projects that they're working on.


Best work environment: Early morning, big table, colorful sharpies, journal (with no lined pages!), hot chocolate, lots of pretty light streaming through the window. Added bonus: tons of motivation, passion, optimism + a great playlist.  

To cope with a long commute: I listen to old episodes of my favorite podcast, The Three A-Negroes. I could listen to comedian Rae Sanni (one of the three hosts) say ANYTHING for 10 hours, and I'd probably be fine. She's so incredibly smart and funny and witty. Huge fan of the work that she's doing.

Why you love your city: I currently live in Los Angeles, but I grew up in New York City all my life, particularly in Queens. It's one of THE most diverse places on the planet (google it), and growing up surrounded by so many different types of people who see and experience the world through different lenses than I do, shaped who I am today at my core. I'm really, really grateful for it. 

End of the day unwind: Watching Chopped while I cook new recipes that I see on Chopped. Big Chopped fan over here. 

What's next: Producing more videos, more films and making more art.

Ladies we should know: Rae Sanni (comedian), Caroline Kaufman (fashion & textile designer!), Sam Bailey (filmmaker), Esther Fan & Olivia Park of SAD ASIAN GIRLS, and Tiffany Mallery (illustrator)

#MissingDCGirls Finally Caught People’s Attention, but How Do You Bring Them Home? – The Root (March 24, 2017)

52 Percent of Men Say They Haven’t Personally Benefited From Women Having Access to Birth ControlNew York Magazine (March 23, 2017)

**Art Girl Army Is the Inclusive New Club for Creative Women Teen Vogue (March 21, 2017)

41 Women of Color Get REAL About Beauty and DiversityAllure (March 21, 2017)

“Fleabag” Gets Second SeasonWomen and Hollywood (March 21, 2017)

Women Wore ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Robes To The Texas SenateHuffington Post (March 21, 2017)

Amazing Illustrations Of Everyday WomenBUST
PHILADELPHIA
Women in Buddhism
Asian Arts Initiative: 1219 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Monday, March 27th, 7:00pm
Suzanne Ciani in Concert
International House Philadelphia: 3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Wednesday, March 29th, 8:00pm
Midnight Madness: Lost In Translation
Ritz at the Bourse: 400 Ranstead St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Friday, March 30th, 11:59pm
Know Your Rights Training
First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia: 2125 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Thursday, March 30th, 7:00pm
And Still I Rise: Screening and Conversation
Community College of Philadelphia: 1700 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Thursday, March 30th, 6:00pm
Artists for the Resistance!
Space 1026: 1026 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Sunday, April 2nd, 2:00pm
CHICAGO
All-Women's Open Mic and Showcase
Volumes Bookcafe: 1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Tuesday, March 28th, 7:00pm
I Gotchu: Showing Up for Intersectional Women's Rights
Canvas: 2313 W. North Ave., Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Wednesday, March 29th, 7:00pm
Dialogue 8: Shirin Neshat
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Wednesday, March 29th, 6:00pm
CHIRP Music Book Club: Girls to the Front
Transistor Chicago: 5224 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640
Thursday, March 30th, 8:30pm
Poetry Reading: Maria Barnas with opening by Danielle Rosen
Museum of Contemporary Photography: 600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Thursday, March 30th, 6:00pm
Brown Girls Do Invest: Panel Discussion on Investing
BopBiz Center: 644 E. 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60619
Saturday, April 1st, 12:00pm
LOS ANGELES
Her Dream Deferred: A Week on the Status of Black Women
At Hammer Museum: 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles,CA 90024 Co-presented with the African American Policy Forum. Organized by Kimberlé Crenshaw, Columbia University and UCLA law professor.
Monday, March 27th – Friday, March 31st
more info below...
Afro-Colombian Women: Resistance at the Intersection of Racism, Sexism and War
Webinar RSVP here
Monday, March 27, 1:00 pm EST (10:00 am PST)
#SAYHERNAME: An Evening of Arts & Action
Tuesday, March 28, 7:30 pm PST
Latasha Harlins and the Victimization of Black Girls
Wednesday, March 29, 7:30 pm PST
The Not So Silver Screen: Black Women in the Media
Thursday, March 30, 7:30 pm PST
The New Frontier: Black Women and Tech Activism
Impact Hub LA: 830 Traction Ave #3a, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Friday, March 31, 7:30 pm PST
Thanks for participating! See you on Thursday for Sophia Le Fraga.
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