March 31 2012
Co-sponsoring with Women Writing for a Change.
Suggested Donations at the door suggested $15
Volunteers are always needed and so appreciated.
Swan Day (Support Women Artists Now) is one day each year that is set aside to showcase the work of women artists from writing, theater, films, dance and music. This is our 2nd annual International Swan Day event co-sponsored by Women Writing for a Change and Womens Way of Ohio/Kentucky. The center will come to life on both floors for a full day of entertainment. Join us. Celebrate the day, the center and the community spirit.
Browse paintings, ceramics, sculpture presented on the first floor along with live music from 2PM to 4:15 by Raison D'Etre at 2PM and Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers at 3:15. Both of these groups are local favorites. Raison D'Etre (Wilder, Ky.) Folk/Americana The three hyper-talented women of Folk trio Raison D'Etre have been astounding audiences with their gorgeous three-part harmonies for more than a decade and a half; regular visitors to the Cincinnati Museum Center will know them from their frequent appearances as a musical adjunct to various historical exhibits. With five albums and a shelf full of awards to their credit, Raison D'Etre will Folk your world. “ Brian Baker
We are so happy to bring Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers to Swan Day. They are a very special group of bluegrass musicians. This will be a golden opportunity to hear them in a listening room environment. A quote from City Beat “Certainly one of the best outcomes from the formation of the Lady Slippers is the quartet’s unexpected Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEAs) nomination in the Bluegrass category. Ma is no stranger to the awards process: she won a 1999 Cammy Award with The Flock, and she’s been nominated several times for CEA’s (with Katie Laur’s All Girl Bluegrass Band and the Mother Pluckers). Given their short history, they Lady Slippers’ nomination is particularly sweet.”
On the 2nd floor we have a free sampler presented by Women Writing for a Change. If you have ever wondered what happens at this center that keeps people coming back year after year, this is your opportunity. Even City Beat has recognized WWfac as one of the best groups in Cincinnati.
ON the 2floor at 4:30PM join Shelley Graff, a feminist singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Singing In Sacred Circle facilitator; Shelly will be joined by dorrie andersmills performing their music in a special workshop. Many of you know Shelley from playing the main stage at the Michigan Women's Festival and many other National events.
All of this for a suggested donation of $15. Come for a portion of the day or enjoy the entire event. 513-923-1414 for details.