Laundry Day Workshop: Be a Part of the Narrative
  • Laundry Day Workshop: Be a Part of the Narrative

    Dear Beautiful, Smart, Strong, Women*,

    We all have a story to tell.

    Between 2-4pm on Saturday June 6th, local Visual Artist, Andrea Downs and Krystle Baller will be working in partnership to hold space for you to gather together with other women and create a piece of visual storytelling that reveals an experience of strength, unity, hope, and resistance of oppression, injustice, or exclusion.

    You don’t need any artistic skill to participate, just a desire to share your story.

    Your signed or anonymous piece will be joined with the more than 400 others in ongoing pop up installations of clotheslines and at the Mint Museum Uptown from Friday June 19th-Sunday August 9th, 2020. You and your friends and family are invited to a free Opening and Celebration on Friday June 19th from 6-9pm.

    Basic workshop materials will be provided. If possible, however, please bring an article of clothing or other textile or pieces of fabric that can serve as the base layer for your piece. You may also want to bring photographs, letters, and other items that are personally significant or provide a meaningful connection to the story you want to share.

    Laundry Day Workshops are a part of Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry, an ongoing participatory art movement that Andrea began in Charlotte in February 2018. The initiative serves as a catalyst for women’s voices, a call to gather together to listen and to be heard, and an opportunity to foster love and understanding that resists hate and injustice.

    A pop up installation of women’s stories will also be in the workshop space so that you can engage in and connect with women that have already participated in this project. Please visit, Instagram @womenslaundry, and FB to connect with women’s stories before the event.

    *Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry holds space for all women across the intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity and gender expression.

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