2nd Annual Women Arts Exchange

sat13apr6:00 pmsat10:00 pm2nd Annual Women Arts ExchangeJoin us for the 2nd Annual Women Arts Exchange-a vibrant, immersive visual art and dance event celebrating the female voice!

Event Details

Hosted by the JAX-based contemporary dance company, Emily Cargill and Dancers, The Women Arts Exchange is an incredible evening of innovative and immersive visual and performance art, all happening on Saturday, April 13, at the Phoenix Arts and Innovation District.

A bit about WAX:

The event happens in two halves.  The first portion of the evening is an art gallery/sip n stroll experience, where we will feature the most creative female visual artist voices that Jacksonville has to offer.  We are featuring artists from the Fem Art Gallery, Bespoke House, CoRK Arts District, as well as Barbara Hionides, Elena Ohlander, and other individual artists working in and around the city.  Patrons will have the opportunity to chat and mingle with the participating artists, as they enjoy
beer from our event sponsor, Bold City Brewing.

The second half of the evening will be a curated dance performance, featuring the most cutting edge choreographers and dancers from Jacksonville and beyond. (Emily Cargill and Dancers, JAX; Xan Burley, NYC/Gainesville; Sami Coplon, NYC/Winter Park; Andie Knudson, ATL; Bliss Kohlmyer, Tampa; Muyu Ruba, Philadelphia; Hilly Bodin, JAX)  My company is creating a new work, entitled the Grief Project, which will premiere at the Women Arts Exchange.  We have been gathering the grief stories of our community members, families and friends and have begun weaving, crafting and shifting these recollections into a beautiful, heartbreaking, personal movement story of loves who were lost and deeply cherished.  Additionally, I was recently awarded the Community Foundation Art Ventures grant to pursue research and continue my creative process for this project. We also have two classical musicians playing live for my dance piece as well as a culminating performance by spoken word artists from Women Writing for a Change/JAX.

This will be THE immersive art and performance event of the year, as there is nothing else like this happening here in JAX.

Our first annual event was an incredible success – the evening, surreal.  Such powerful, intriguing, innovative, stunning work on all fronts.  The audience was blown away, as was I.  We describe it as a celebration of women in the visual and performing art genres, highlighting the phenomenal female talent that is living and working in the city of Jacksonville and beyond.

Time

(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Phoenix Arts District

2320 N. Liberty St. Jacksonville Fl 32206

Phone Number

9046523398