ArtRage: The Norton Putter Gallery

505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, NY

Women’s Day, March 2010

International Women’s Day:

On March 19, 1911 more than one million women and men attended International Women’s Day rallies campaigning for women’s rights to work, vote, and hold public office, and to protest the discrimination that cemented women’s unequal status under law and custom. Though much has changed in the lives of women, our time is no less turbulent, and women are still working collectively to build a world that works for all of us. Annually on March 8th, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements.

Our exhibition featured the art of 34 women artists; nine of whom are local to Syracuse with the rest from communities all across our country! These women, in keeping with the mission of ArtRage, are also activists and their work expresses a whole range of issues important to both women and the community of concerned people worldwide; self-image, hunger, collective action, war, children, the status of women, immigration, environmental crisis, alternative lifestyles and self-discovery. In the words of the Bread and Roses song, “The rising of the women means the rising of us all.”