ArtHyve’s Art + Feminism seeks to address the gender bias on Wikipedia

Sunday, March 10th 2019 from 11AM - 6PM

McNichols Building (144 W Colfax Ave in Denver)

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ArtHyve is gearing up to host a day of Wikipedia editing aimed at addressing the gender gap in representation on Wikipedia along with energetic performances and informational sessions. Whether interested in editing Wikipedia, or interested in enjoying performances and breakout sessions, ArtHyve invites everyone to participate in this day long celebration of Art+Feminism. Join ArtHyve and participating local artists at the McNichols Building, located at ​144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202​, on March 10th from 11am to 6pm for an all day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art and feminism.

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were womxn. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from womxn. ArtHyve hopes that this event can spark interest and empower more womxn to create and update Wikipedia entries. ArtHyve and their partner, the Denver Public Library, will provide reference materials and tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian.

The event will feature an interactive art installation from Denver’s ​Secret Love Collective​, and a performance from hip-hop artist ​Kitty Crimes​, as well as informational break-out sessions led by local experts. Local poets ​Bianca Mikahn​, Tameca Coleman​ and ​Elyssa Lewis​ will also be performing. Kids are welcome to join and ​Action Figures ​will be providing activities for children for an additional small fee of $5.

Anyone interested in editing Wikipedia is encouraged to bring a laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, ArtHyve is urging folks to stop by to show support and enjoy the event’s performances and information sessions. ArtHyve invites people of all gender identities and expressions to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender womxn.

ArtHyve is asking participants to create a Wikipedia account before the event. You can learn how to do that here: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:CreateAccount&returnto=Main+Page 

ABOUT ArtHyve: ArtHyve is a community built archive at the intersections of art, archives and social justice, committed to transcending, and challenging mainstream art representation while celebrating, preserving and documenting the creative communities throughout our city and state.

 

Between Us: The Downtown Denver Alleyways Project

On View: June 2018 through May 2019

Launch event: Friday, June 15, 2018 from 4 - 6pm

  • Five artists - Carlos Frésquez, Kelly Monico, Stuart Semple, Joel Swanson and Frankie Toan – will transform Downtown Denver alleyways into site-specific, sculptural art installations
  • With a goal of surprising, delighting and inspiring those who experience the alleyways, “Between Us” is closely aligned with Happy City Denver, the program that launched in May
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On Friday, June 15, the Downtown Denver Partnership and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with The Denver Theatre District and Black Cube and with funding from Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, will launch “Between Us: The Downtown Denver Alleyways Project,” to bring additional art to Downtown Denver’s most underutilized public spaces: alleys.

The public is invited to the launch event on Friday, June 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will begin in the alley between Larimer Street and Market Street off of 15th Street and tour the five alleys, with artist talks at each, led by the Montbello Drumline and ending with a reception at the Skyline Beer Garden at 6 p.m.

“The Downtown Denver Partnership and the BID are committed to creating vibrant and memorable experiences for everyone who visits, works and lives in Downtown Denver and have been focused on alley improvement for some time,” says Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership. “This investment in our downtown alleys provides the perfect opportunity to activate our alleys through art, encouraging people to spend time in these underutilized spaces, ultimately creating safe, welcoming and ‘selfie’-worthy places.”

Artists / Installations / Locations:
  • Carlos Frésquez / “Alley Freshener” / Between Stout & California Streets (southwest side)
  • Kelly Monico / “Alley Cats” / Between 14th and 15th Streets, Larimer and Market Streets
  • Stuart Semple / “I should be crying but I can’t let it show” / Between Champa & Stout Streets (northeast side)
  • Joel Swanson / “Y/OURS” / Between Curtis & Champa Streets (southwest side)
  • Frankie Toan / “Public Bodies” / Between Stout & California Streets (northeast side)
“Between Us: The Downtown Denver Alleyways Project” will launch in conjunction with “Happy City: Art for the People,” a six-week (May 18-June 30) citywide art intervention with the purpose of breaking down personal, emotional and social barriers, while nurturing individual and collective well-being. Initiated by British artist Stuart Semple, the project brings together more than 10 artists’ perspectives that address ideas of happiness and community wellness, in an effort to imagine a more connected society.

“By reimagining alleyways, ordinarily neglected civic spaces, ‘Between Us’ nurtures a transcontinental dialogue around the ideals of social trust and human connection,” said David Ehrlich, The Denver Theatre District executive director. “We are thrilled to have the chance to partner with the Downtown Denver Partnership and are grateful to the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District and the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation for funding to support this important initiative.”

About Black Cube

Black Cube is a nonprofit, experimental art museum that operates nomadically. Without the traditional boundaries of a physical building, Black Cube exists primarily through partnering with artist fellows to commission popup art experiences. Black Cube describes itself as an unconventional museum pursuing the most effective ways to engage audiences while supporting individual artists with critical professional guidance. For more information, visit http://blackcube.art

 

adsflogoFirst Friday at the Art District on Santa Fe

Santa Fe Drive between 6th and 10th Ave

Every First Friday from 5-10pm

  • Check gallery websites and DenverArts.org for details on individual gallery exhibits
  • Parking information:
  • Adco General — 801 Kalamath St — Park any day of the week after 5pm
  • The Bolt Factory at 2nd and Kalamath St.
  • Alliance Francaise — 6th and Galapago: Just East of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • West High School — 10th Avenue and Galapago St. — First Friday Art Walk only. Cost is $5 which funds students’ cultural programs
  • Kitchens at the Denver — 8th and Kalamath: 1 block west of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • The Knife Guys at 11 Kalamath St. and W. Ellsworth Ave. — after 6pm
  • Image Complete Lighting Gallery, Kalamath and 2nd Avenue — after 5pm
  • Su Teatro lot at Santa Fe Drive and 2nd Avenue
  • Street parking along Santa Fe Drive, 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th Avenues
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