Women Rising is excited to be teaming up with Grocery Outlet, Heart of Chaos, Silicon Valley Debug and The San Jose Peace and Justice Center to launch our 7th Street Mural Project!
Years in the making, this project will bring together these organizations and collectives to help spread positive depictions of women as well as involve female artists in creating art that speaks to the community of San Jose. Please check out our various events and we invite you to help in any way you are able, whether through hands-on help, funding, or even just spreading the word!
For more information: Contact Womenrisinginfo@gmail.com
To Donate: Visit Heart of Chaos’ Just Give online donations and type “7th Street Mural Project” in the Program Description or email our Artist Coordinator Freddie @ firstname.lastname@example.org to donate materials.
To Help: Contact our Artist Coordinator Freddie @ email@example.com assist with any of the following events:
- Monday, Oct. 28th from 9am-6pm @ Grocery Outlet: Attend to prepare and prep the wall!
- Tuesday, Oct. 29th from 6pm-late @ Grocery Outlet: Attend to assist in beginning the outline and preliminary composition.
- Thursday, Oct 31st from 9am-6pm @ Grocery Outlet: Attend to continue the outlining and prepare the mural for Saturday’s event!
- Friday, November 1st from 9am-6pm @ Grocery Outlet: Attend to continue outlining and begin color blocking.
Then let’s celebrate!
Saturday, November 2nd
Grocery Outlet 272 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA
Stop by Grocery Outlet to meet community members from the groups organizing the mural! There will also be food and drinks for sale to benefit the mural, activities and of course an opportunity to meet our artist Serina Serjama and assist with painting the mural. Please invite friends and family from throughout the community, and spread the word! Grocery Outlet will also have a raffle benefiting the 7th Street Mural Project! Enter to win a Shark’s jersey signed by the team!
Women Rising wants to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by our booth at the STREET MRKT last Friday! We had a great time meeting new people and spreading the word about our group and our upcoming projects. We also received a lot of interest in our artwork, especially the live painting!
As we continue to move forward with the murals, the support of our community will be crucial. Please continue to spread the word and support us! We are looking for organizers, and artists who want to make a difference and help bring more art to downtown that represents women and the arts. We hope to see you at the next meeting!
Check out this amazing opportunity!
Vision New America (VNA), a group founded in 1996 that aims to increase civic participation among underrepresented groups through its public policy internship programs, educational forums and community events, will be organizing a forum on immigrant issues.
Titled Immigration Nation: The Story of Us, the event will take place at Conference Rooms A and B at De Anza College, from 1pm to 4pm on August 17. The event is aimed at educating the community on the history of immigration and cultural identity of immigrants in America today.
Immigration Nation will be put together completely by high school and college students in the Silicon Valley, and features a number of notable speakers, including Pedro Reyes, the Events and Media Coordinator at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. The forum will also include a prize draw and an art exhibition, with an emphasis on works that evoke the immigrant identity or lifestyle in America. Also featured will be a short documentary telling the stories of a number of immigrants and how they fit in the diverse melting pot that is the United States.
Through this educational forum, VNA hopes to spread awareness about immigration matters and the hardships many immigrant communities face. It will also be a great opportunity for community leaders to meet and discuss immigration issues pertaining to the Bay Area. We hope to see you there!
Art submissions are due August 8, 2013 by email to Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a picture or scan of the piece (if visual art), the title of the piece, dimensions of the piece (if visual art), short description, and artist name. Additionally for performing art pieces, we need a recording of any music or spoken word piece, video of any dance. Performers must be able to attend our event August 17, 2013 from 1:00pm-4:00pm at De Anza College. For all other types of art please call Andrew at (408)390-7941 or email email@example.com.
Stop by the Women Rising booth at the San Jose STREET MRKT this Friday from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM we will be selling face painting as well as works by our collective members to support local events and outreach and to fund our several local mural initiatives.
Would you like to help organize our mural initiatives?
Are you interested in helping our artist to paint the murals?
Do you have ideas for outreach events to further support local women and artists?
Are you a female artist looking for an art collective that supports the issues you are concerned about?
Do you want to sharpen your skills or offer your services in media outreach, organization, workshops, panels, publishing, painting, performance, poetry, writing, and much, much more!
If you are an artist or organizer interested in equality issues in the Bay Area and beyond or you have an idea for empowering events to help support women and develop local artists we are looking for you!
Come by our booth THIS Friday to learn more about our organization and how you can help!
The art was amazing, the performers sublime, the Night of Creative Empowerment III was inspiring. Thank you to everyone who joined Women Rising and Backwater Arts Gallery for this unique event.
We hope everyone who attended felt inspired and empowered and we want to thank everyone who was involved in this incredible effort!
We are happy to announce that our event gained widespread recognition throughout the community and we have received amazing feedback from artists and community members who have been longing for just such an organization to host spaces for female artists.
In addition the night raised $619 which will go directly to funding our Mural Projects in the downtown area. Artists and the spaces are all on board and now with the funds provided we are ready to put the pedal to the medal. If you are interested in volunteering your time and/or painting skills to these amazing murals please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can’t get enough of the artists and performers you saw the night of our event? Neither can we! Please click their name and follow the links they provided to check out more of their work. You can also subscribe to our blog or “Like” our facebook page to receive up to date information regarding our upcoming events. Thank you again to all the amazing and talented people who made this event possible!
The Night of Creative Empowerment is an event created to promote, support, and recognize the talent of women of all ages and background in the arts community of San Jose. The event provides the public with the opportunity to see art, listen to music and poetry by women, while empowering them to be leaders and provoking responses from the audience on the topics presented.
This year’s theme is Rise Up, Grrrrl: exploring movements from around the world and 4th wave feminism. Who are our modern day Heroines? How are we as a society redefining femininity? This show is for expressions of hope and courage.
We are accepting submissions from multiple disciplines and mediums including, but not limited to, 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional pieces as well as multimedia installations and interactive stations.