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Working Title: Women's History

Gender and the Urban Space: Affirming the Female Gaze in Contemporary Public Art - An unprecedented, transnational collaboration of visionary female artists in Washington, DC

International group of talented muralists celebrates Women History Month by creating a large collaborative work of art in Washington, DC in March. The artists in this diverse collective of all ages and cultural backgrounds bring their own unique stories relevant to the women's place in the modern society.


March 8 at 7pm:
Sketch Presentation and Neighborhood Feedback (in Perry Center, 128 M Street NW)

March 17 and 18 from 10am:
Mural Production (73 Florida Avenue NW)

March 24 at 5 to 7pm:
Panel discussion with the artists (in Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th Street NW)
*The preliminary schedule is a subject to change.

This public work will be created on a highly visible side of private home on Florida Avenue NW. The goal is to visually transform the area and provide a forum for discussion relevant to women rights in our local and global communities.

Women artists who specialize in street art, public art and graffiti do not experience equal representation of women within these art forms. Like other forms of artistic expression born out of the urban experience, public art has been traditionally dominated by men. Yet, powerful works by women abound. These works ultimately enrich the art scene, providing alternate perspectives and diversifying its message and its relevance.

This project will provide an opportunity to increase the visibility of the important work done by female artists, as well as to provide a platform for their collaboration. The mural is part of Albus Cavus' Open Walls initiative, which creates and maintains outdoor creative spaces and brings artists and educators to collaborate with the local community.

Produced by: Albus Cavus
Exclusive Materials Sponsor: Liquitex
Neighborhood Partners: Commissioner Hugh Youngblood ANC5C03, Nicole Holden, Wonderbox, Busboys and Poets, Perry Center Inc., Big Bear Cafe, Sunset Liquors, Baccio Pizzeria
Promotional Partners: Vital Voices, George Mason University Women Studies Department, Mautner Project

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The mural is located in an alley along 73 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Follow the progress at twitter.com/ANC5C03


The Artists:
Dominique Ines Alston (Baltimore, MD)
Panmela ANARKIA Castro (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Chanel Compton (Washington, DC)
Alicia DECOY Cosnahan (Washington, DC)
Rosina Teri Memolo (Washington, DC)
Tanya Mensen (Brooklyn, NY)
Maggie Michael (Washington, DC)
Nora Mueller (Washington, DC)
NEBSI ONE (Washington, DC)
Quest Skinner (Washington, DC)
Elizabeth Stewart (Washington, DC)
Lisa Marie Thalhammer(Washington, DC)
Helen Warren (Washington, DC)
Khadijah Wilson (Washington, DC)

Artists' Bios