Tuesday, March 9, 2021

SATURDAY: Put Her on a Pedestal

NYC is filled with statues honoring men.  However, when you try to find statues of women there are almost none.  There are a few allegorical images and a few that are fictional characters, but at the beginning of the pandemic there were only five statues that honored real women.  They are:   Joan of Arc, Golda Meir, Gertrude Stein, Eleanor Roosevelt and Harriet Tubman.  

Then, very quietly this past summer, in the middle of the Covid crisis a new statue was unveiled in Central Park honoring Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton together on a single pedestal.  Nice, but really only a small addition.  This is something we, as artists can address.  

Select a woman you'd like to be honored by a statue in NYC.   Find images and consider where you would like your proposed statue to be located.  
Your finished piece will show the woman you selected as a finished statue - shown in the public location of your choice.
  • For the Morning:  Select an historical figure, a woman who once lived but is no longer alive.
  • For the Afternoon:   Select a living woman to honor with a statue.

To inspire you take a virtual walking tour created by the Central Park Conservancy that highlights five of the existing statues:



You need to register to participate.  
The virtual sketching event will be this Saturday and starts at 10 AM ET
Registration closes on Friday at noon ET.
On Friday afternoon if you registered you will receive the login info you’ll need to participate. 

There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome

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