Category: Arts

Gwenn Seemel, Portrait Artist

Gwenn Seemel in front of Kurt Reeves mural, photo credit Molly Ross

Gwenn paints moving, colorful portraits of (and for) people. She also painted a beautiful collection of animals in a series called Crime Against Nature. About her work, here’s a bit from her biography: I am drawn to portraits, both individual…

Makies: Cool Customized Characters

The Makies, customized play characters

Sometimes a product comes along that reorients the world in a small but fundamental and empowering way. Makies are one such product: customized 3D-printed play characters for the kid in all of us. I won’t call Makies “dolls” because they…

Women in Comics

from Phoebe and her Unicorn (Twitter)

GoComics hosts several comic strips drawn by some amazing women. Here are some of them, along with descriptions from others. For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston Lynn Johnston, CM, OM is a Canadian cartoonist, known for her newspaper comic…

1200 Years of Women Composers

Spotify's 1200 years of women composers

I hesitate to post this because it’s tied to proprietary software. For those who have accounts at Spotify, or wish to access this list through your Facebook account, blogger ulyssestone has an amazing Spotify playlist called 1200 Years of Women…

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The Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument, Inc. is organizing the work to establish a monument to honor TN Suffragists. Tennessee was the thirty-sixth state to vote in favor of ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, allowing women the right to vote.

Women Film Pioneers Project

Women Film Pioneers Project

Columbia University School of the Arts hosts the Women Film Pioneers Project, which features silent-era (1900-1930) producers, directors, co-directors, scenario writers, scenario editors, camera operators, title writers, editors, costume designers, exhibitors, and more to make the point that they were…

Clare Torry, Vocalist

An old video on how Clare Torry became the vocalist on one of Pink Floyd’s famous songs, “The Great Gig in the Sky” on their album “Dark Side of the Moon.” Sometimes we stumble into fame.