On March 28, 2015 & March 27, 2016 we celebrated SWAN Day.
Northern Nevada women artists join host and dance artist L. Martina Young and the International Community of Women Artists for “SWAN DAY” event - an international holiday, initiated by author Isabel Allende, acknowledging ‘Support Women Artists Now.’ SWAN DAY events are created in mutual solidarity with and for all women artists who offer sustaining visions for a conscientious and generative world. We bring favorite food dishes to share and speak to and for our work in the world, together. Access Registrar with weblinks to the women artists present.
We come as a collaborating force, a rhythmic wave,—ourselves, the healing art; We come tethered to our being, an age of ground from which all bodies forth; We come with our knowing, our blessedness, with our transforming continuities,—
”all the lives we’ve had”
We come from Idaho and Chicago, New York and LA and Riverside, to Reno,--
“here we are, together, at the same time, for a reason”
We are ‘firsts’ for this and for that: the first woman, the first black, first black woman…
“I always made things but didn’t know what to call it”
We love jewelry; we love cooking; we love dancing; and we tend our own gardens,--
“And there was no one to say, ‘What?!’ “
We come to stay connected: to listen; to witness; to respond; to understand,--
We are early, sometimes by a week; we are late, just by minutes; but mostly we are always on time,--
We speak more often to our sisters; we speak more deeply; we see more clearly,--
“It’s a calling,—to do what is asked of you” “Fun?—no, it’s none of that!” “But it does happen; it is happening”