Her Flag: 100 Years. 36 States. 1 Artist’s Journey.
Artist, Marilyn Artus with partnering artist, Indira Cesarine, and dancer Katherine Crockett
Presented in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Albany County
Wednesday, July 17, 2 PM
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It took almost a year for 36 states to ratify it into law. In June of 2019, Marilyn Artus began traveling the path of ratification and started to collaborate with female artists from all of the historically relevant 36 states. At each stop she is creating a stripe that is being stitched together onsite in the capital city. When Her Flag is completed in August of 2020, it will be a 36 stripe flag, one for each of the ratifying states that turned the 19th amendment into law. The culmination will be a new flag sewn as a thank you and a love letter to the states that gave women the right to vote. Join us for the addition of the New York State stripe and to celebrate the anniversary of women’s right to vote.
Indira Cesarine is the artist who has created the art for the New York stripe which Marilyn will sew onto HerFlag, and will be onsite to present her artwork for HerFlag.
“I am truly honored to represent New York state for the nationwide HERFLAG 2020 project. For the New York stripe, I painted 8 portraits of women from the state that most influenced the 19th Amendment being ratified, including Susan B Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth. It is inspiring to be a part of such a historical project that recognizes the work of women who paved the way for equal rights. I have always been influenced by women’s history and it was great to participate in a project that aligned so closely with my own artistic vision.” –Indira Cesarine
Dancer Katherine Crockett will be performing alongside Marilyn during the stripe sewing ceremony.
For more information on the full project please visit https://www.herflag.com/
- Program attendance is free, if attendees would like to visit the galleries museum admission will be in effect