Who is Carmen, the leading lady of Bizet’s opera? Is she a dangerous seductress, a feminist martyr, or a complex Roma woman making her way in the world as an outsider? Or perhaps Carmen is merely a stereotype that reflects the fragilities and insecurities of the society that created her. The western arts industry has often been a space in which men—usually white men—have shaped the characters and narratives of Women of Color, depicting them as hypersexualized, exoticized, and ill-fated. Join Seattle Opera for our next Community Conversation, in which Carmen inspires us to examine how women artists of color respond to these tropes and their legacy, be it rejecting them, subverting them, or reclaiming them, and take back power by creating art in their own image.
Crush/Repeat 2019 will feature the work of nearly 100 artists, and you won't want to miss it.
In preparation for this annual community event, participants of all ages and experience levels chose a small project to repeat every day during the month of March. Mediums include photography, painting, sewing, sculpture, music, writing, video, and more. Topics range from lighthearted to deeply personal, from envisioning new futures to reconciling the past.
Borrowing inspiration from a national project called Fun-a-day, established artists and first time creators alike are emerging from winter together using art as an act of resistance, resilience and growth.
Opening party: Thursday, April 11th 5-9 PM with short performance of writers, musicians and dancers at 7pm. (Capitol Hill Art Walk)
Visit original artwork by Perri Rhoden and Abstract Artist Thania Guerra at the Station anytime during the month of March. Make sure to stop by for their closing reception on March 29th from 9pm-12am! Meet the artists, sip wine/beer, and buy exclusive merch! This event is free and open to the public.
Come see Perri's art work on display in the gallery of Theater Schmeater located in Belltown. 20% of sales support Theater Schmeater. Gallery hours available online.
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It’s love at first shot when Money & Run meet cute and sparks fly! Soon, M&R are in love and on the lam from the Law, the Man (who’s a woman, by the way) and, of course, themselves. That’s one heck of a lot of lam, so put your good shirt on and head down to good old Cudrup County to see the day it all began!