HERRSUITE HITS THE ROAD TO PAINT BADASS LADIES ACROSS THE LAND
Richmond, VAWashington, DCPhiladelphia, PANew York CityMartha's Vineyard, MABurlington, VT// \\ // \\ // \\ // \\ // \\ // \\ // \\
My name is Emily Herr, and I’m a full-time, self-employed muralist based in Richmond, VA, operating out of a step van that I’ve converted into a one-of-a-kind Mobile Mural Studio. This July, I’m going to embark with my friend and assistant Sarah Apple of Lucky Signs RVA in this rolling studio on an epic one-month Girls!Girls!Girls!-themed mural painting tour up the east coast, from Virginia to Vermont.The spark for this trip is my awe of the Women’s March and my frustration with poor representation of women in media, combined with a love of adventure and travel. Our goal is to create a public mural series that visually celebrates women as complex human beings, in contrast to the ubiquitous public imagery that flattens us into simple objects. By tour’s end, each city we visit will have a public mural that features local women in life and action, not in response, not in stillness.
Click here to see the first Girls! Girls! Girls! mural, painted on a Richmond garage in February.// \\ // \\ // \\ // \\ // \\ // \\ // \\
HELP US gather gather gather some Girls Girls Girls to paint onto walls!
Who around you do think should be represented larger than life, in the company of many others, as an example of woman-kind?
1. Think of a lady-person you admire who lives in one of the cities we're visiting2. Get a picture of her doing her thing3. Tell us why she’s RAD as HECK.
WAYS TO SUBMIT:
• comment on this blog post• email to firstname.lastname@example.org• use #girlsgirlsgirlstour on insta or fb• tag @herrsuite on insta or fb
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>> Crossroads Art Center Open HouseFri May 19th 5:30PM>> Peace Love Yoga Fest DC Sun May 21st 8AM-5PM>> Studio23 Screen Printing Against Sexual ViolenceFri May 26th 3PM-5PM>> Richmond Artist's Showcase at EndeavorFri June 2nd 6PM-11PM>> A Good Day in RVA Festival IV: The Fourthcoming at HardywoodSaturday June 3rd 2PM-10PM
>> more to come...