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Celebrating works created by women:
from past to present,
from revered to forgotten,
from rap to rhapsody!
As June begins, so many summer events we normally look forward to have either been cancelled, postponed, or have taken a radically different form than what we are used to. Including LunART’s 2020 season! We were so excited for our third season -- collaborations with Studio84, incredible Call-for-Scores winners, innovative repertoire -- it was a hard decision to postpone, but the right one to make.
While we are all grappling with the necessary isolation of the times, we are inspired by how artists are rising to the occasion and creating impactful, meaningful art despite so many challenges. The murals that appeared on State Street, Madison, WI, as part of the Black Lives Matter protests are a testament to the power of art, and the power of creativity that LunART hopes to capture. Our Digital Media Coordinator, Leslie Damaso, had a chance to catch up with some of the women creating these murals - read here.
Photo credit: Kyle Hilker at Shatter Imagery
Radical inclusivity has been part of LunART’s mission from its conception. While women have historically been underrepresented in the arts, we cannot deny that there are segments of women that have been doubly marginalized, including women of color, women in the LGBTQIA+ community, older women, women with disabilities. Part of creating a more just, inclusive world means recognizing that even within the space of under-representation, there remain disparities. While LunART is proud that in our past two seasons we have included women from the above groups, we recognize that this is an issue we must intentionally continue to address as we move forward. We are committed to our vision of inclusivity, and strive to create a vibrant, safe community where all are welcome, experimentation is valued, and creativity is queen.
Stay tuned for some exciting LunART developments to be announced later this summer!
The LunART Team
LunART team caricatures by Rubilly Wilson
Top line (from left to right): Satoko Hayami, Iva Ugrcic & Allison Jerzak
Bottom line (from left to right): Marie Pauls, Yana Avedyan & Leslie Damaso