Sarasvàti Productions is pleased to announce that Artistic Director Hope McIntyre was honoured at a special luncheon at the Manitoba Legislature on October 26th. As part of Women’s Hsitory Month, the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Jennifer Howard, recognized women artists who make a difference.
Renowned performance artist and Co-Executive Director of Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Shawna Dempsey, gave a rousing speech that confronted both the myths around artists and the reality of their struggles. She also reminded us all that the arts are invaluable and women artists continue to allow us to understand the world in which we live.
It was a wonderful gift to have Hope recognized among such an amazing group of women – Cecilia Araneda, Teresa Burrows, Roewan Crowe, Leah Decter, Buffy Handel, Ingrid D. Johnson and Jaime Black. Hope has worked tirelessly to support women theatre artists through FemFest and other programming, as well as through her willingness to give her time to emerging artists.
How can you support women artists – buy their art, see their shows and generally support their work.
You can check out the full publication on all the women artists on-line – http://www.gov.mb.ca/msw/pdf_files/celebrate_women.pdf