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Nasty Women NWA Panel Discussion
April 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree and open to the public
Gather ‘round and join Nasty Women Northwest Arkansas at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville for a panel discussion with New York’s Nasty Women Organizers Jessamyn Fiore and Victoria Keddie along with Professor Marty Maxwell Lane and local panelists as they discuss the ideas behind the exhibition and movement. The discussion is a part of a month-long series of events presented by Nasty Women NWA to benefit NWA Center for Sexual Assault.
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Nasty Women Northwest Arkansas is pairing up with Stage Eighteen, a new arts venue in downtown Fayetteville, and NWA Center for Sexual Assault, a regional nonprofit that serves as a safe space for victims, to hold arts events throughout the month of April, National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. While the home base and month-long art show will be at Stage Eighteen, events will also occur at Local Color Gallery in Fayetteville, 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, and Backspace and Lala Land, diy arts venues in downtown Fayetteville.
Nasty Women NWA is joining together artists, writers, comedians, and musicians for multi-faceted arts experiences occurring multiple times each week in April. A ‘zine will also be sold throughout the exhibition featuring writing and artwork. A majority of all proceeds from events and art sold will go to the NWA Center for Sexual Assault.
Nasty Women is a global art movement that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights.
This regional exhibition is an expansion from the first Nasty Woman Exhibition, which took place January 12, 2017, at the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, New York to coincide with the presidential inauguration as an act of protest. This initial exhibition raised over $42,000 for Planned Parenthood and received recognition from The Guardian, Hyperallergic, The Huffington Post, and Vice, among others. With over forty fundraising art exhibitions taking place around the United States and abroad, Nasty Women Exhibitions also serve to support organizations defending these rights and to be a platform for organization and resistance.