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Events 2019

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Women Against Hate United By Love - Exhibition

MAY 11th – JULY 7th | Playhouse Gallery - Overture Center for the Arts

By J. Leigh Garcia, Rachael Griffin & Kelly Parks Snider

We are women united against hate. We are mothers, sisters, grandmothers and caretakers. We are joined together purposely to shine a light, capture attention, and push back against injustice. A collective effort of artists and activists, “Women Against Hate United by Love” is a platform, an entry point for a female-led anti-hate campaign united against bigotry, intolerance and racism. The creative building blocks for our artwork and messaging are women’s stories—powerful, tough, revealing stories of injustice, tragedy, strength, and amazingly, hope.

Join us for an opening event and reception June 5, 6-8 PM at the Rotunda Stage of the Overture Center for the Arts. 

From Page to Stage: Emerging Composers Masterclass

JUNE 6th @ 9AM-12PM | First United Methodist Church

The goal of  “From Page to Stage” is to support emerging women composers in gaining a clearer understanding of not only expressing their creativity, but also creating clear scores, cultivating relationships with performers, and the art of collaboration. The master class with festival composer-in-residence Valerie Coleman will explore works submitted by participants, while talks about collaboration and the role of the independent composer will offer participants a well-rounded approach to growing their own careers.



Only the Words Themselves... - Opening Gala Concert

June 6th @ 7PM | Maiahaus (402 E Mifflin)

Join the LunART Festival in celebrating women in the arts! Enjoy this opening event featuring music by Composer-in-Residence Valerie Coleman; 2019 Call for Scores Winner Kirsten Volness; Barbara Strozzi, Hilary Tann & Kate Soper; with special guests Andrea Musher - poet, Deborah Hearst - theater artist & Linda DiRaimondo - aerial dancer!

Pre-concert Lecture "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman" by Meaghan Heinrich

JUNE 7th @ 6PM | Promenade Hall - Overture Center

What does it mean to create art as a woman in the 21st century, and how do our experiences shape what we produce and perform? Join us to hear stories of modern women and their unique personal journeys that led them to lives and careers in the arts.

Portraits of Josephine - Friday Gala Concert

JUNE 7th @ 7PM | Promenade Hall - Overture Center

​Join the LunART Festival in celebrating women in the arts! Enjoy this special event with music by Composer-in-Residence Valerie Coleman; 2019 Call for Scores Winner Edna Alejandra Longoria; Stacy Garrop, Missy Mazzoli, & Ellen Taaffe Zwilich; with special guests Liz Sexe & Kimi Evelyn, dancers!

Holding Court - All Women Comedy Show

JUNE 7th @ 9PM | Robinia Courtyard

This lineup of amazing comedians is gonna be a stunner! Featuring local comics from the Midwest who are blazing a trail of funny that will leave you gasping in their wake. Come to the Robinia courtyard where these Queens will be "Holding Court." Featuring Vanessa Tortolano, Chastity Washington, Vickie Lynn, Samara Suomi & Cynthia Marie! 

The Multi-faceted Artist - Panel Discussion

JUNE 8th @ 10AM-12PM | Bubbler Room - Madison Public Library

Led by Valerie Coleman, Linda DiRaimondo & Katrin Talbot

This engaging panel discussion is for anyone interested in the ongoing trend and need for artists to wear multiple hats to succeed and thrive. Participation from attendees is encouraged. 


From Page to Stage: Emerging Composers Concert

JUNE 8th @ 2PM | Capitol Lakes Grand Hall

We are extremely excited to welcome our 2019 participants to LunART's educational program "From Page to Stage: Emerging Composers!" These 6 talented composers will participate in a master class and private composition lessons with composer-in-residence Valerie Coleman, as well as workshop their music with festival musicians. The program culminates with a concert showcasing their works!


Gaia - Closing Gala Concert

JUNE 8th @ 7PM | First Unitarian Society

Join the LunART Festival in celebrating women in the arts! Enjoy this event featuring music by Composer-in-Residence Valerie Coleman, 2019 Call for Scores Winner Eunike Tanzil, Clara Schumann & Andrea Clearfield. ​Featuring the ARTemis Women's Choir conducted by Kathy Otterson. Special guests: visual art exhibition by Studio 84, Inc. & ArtWorking!

Mooning Around: Poetry Reading and Artist Mixer

JUNE 9th @ 10AM-12PM | Common Ground in Middleton

We close out season 2019 with a fun and friendly Artist Mixer! Enjoy your morning coffee and pastries while making creative connections with other artists. A poetry reading by local poets opens the event. Free and open to the public.

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