In 2018, PINKPROGRESSION participated in three local unique exhibitions at the Center for Visual Art, Denver Public Library, and Boulder Public Library for a period of seven months, incorporating compelling dynamic artwork, interactive workshops, artist lectures, books, and community collaborations. These exhibitions are inspired by the historical womxn and sister marches that began in January 2017. PINKPROGRESSION commemorates, celebrates, and builds on the solidarity established during these marches, addressing concepts, such as human rights, equality, gender identity, and inclusivity. *These exhibitions include all gender identities and expressions. Follow us @pinkprogression.
PINKPROGRESSION: COALESCE at McNichols Civic Center, 1.18 – 4.5, 2020
Due to the coronavirus, McNichols Civic Center is temporarily closed through May 11th. Please view our slideshow above to see Pink Progression artwork.
This boundary-pushing exhibit coincides with the centennial of women’s suffrage and the fourth annual Womxn’s March. In Dearly Disillusioned, four local collectives, Birdseed Collective, Hardly Soft, Odessa, and Pink Progression, come together with unique and compelling perspectives on gender identity, protest, and equality. Curators and artists collaborate to explore new intersections of historical and contemporary narratives that inspire change in our community.
In Dearly Disillusioned, Pink Progression: Coalesce incorporates a fusion of narratives through collaborative artwork. This collective process utilizes the power of networks to inspire social change influenced by over a century of suffrage movements. Themes of inclusivity, equality, and gender identity are interwoven into mixed media approaches. These multidimensional works emphasize the collective issues that confront us and the transformational ways of finding common ground.
PINKPROGRESSION PARTICIPATING ARTISTS @ MCNICHOLS:
Jane Dodge + Judy Anderson, Tiffany Matheson + Scottie Burgess + Robin Hextrum, Kathy Mitchell-Garton + Diane Allison, Regan Rosburg + Sarah Pickman, Eileen Roscina Richardson + Courtney E. Morgan, Louie Trujillo + James Mullane, Eriko Tsogo + Batkhishig Batochir + Tsogo Mijid and Liz Quan + Sabin Aell
POETRY READING UPDATE, rescheduled for August at the Arvada Center:
In consideration of Governor Polis’ recommendation to enact social distancing with scheduled large-scale events and to ensure the safety of participants, our live poetry reading event is cancelled. It has been re-scheduled for August (date TBA) at the Arvada Center to accompany our upcoming PINKPROGRESSION exhibit
This book is designed by Nancy Rice and will accompany all of our 2020 exhibits. To purchase a copy of the book go to: https://www.blurb.com/b/9973438-refuse-to-stay-silent
PARTICIPATING POETS + ARTISTS:
Constance E. Boyle + Petra Perkins + Brooke Granville + Gail Waldstein, Irene Delka McCray + Tree Bernstein, Joslyn Green + Deb Y Felio + Nancy Rice + Susan Bickert, Marj Hahne + Kathleen Willard, Ginny Hoyle + Judy Anderson, Theresa Rozul Knowles, Courtney E. Morgan + Eileen Roscina Richardson, Kimberly O’Connor, Eleanor Perry Smith + Chloe Heglin, Tanaya Winder + Precious Vicente, Kathryn Winograd + Carol D. Gerrero-Murphy, Belgin Yucelen + Anne Waldman
PINKPROGRESSION: COLLABORATIONS at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities from June 4 – August 23, 2020. Opening Reception, June 4, 6 – 9 p.m. Click here to see more events inspired by the 100th anniversary of the women’s vote @ the Arvada Center.
The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial offers us the opportunity to commemorate a milestone and recognize the consecutive dates in which all women attained the right to vote in America. In order to inspire social change, collaboration must occur. Working together allows us to share our knowledge and experience, while challenging each other to move outside of our comfort zone and discover a fusion of narratives.
PINKPROGRESSION PARTICIPATING ARTISTS @ ARVADA CENTER:
Deidre Adams + Brooke Atherton, Judy Anderson + Ginny Hoyle + Christopher Hecker, Theresa Anderson + Alicia Ordal, Tya Alisa Anthony + Kim Putnam, Fawn Atencio + Bonnie Stolzmann + Sarah Wallace Scott , Mindy Bray + Tonia Bonnell, Trine Bumiller + Kathryn Winograd, Katie Caron + Lisa DiMichele, Irene Delka McCray + Tree Bernstein, Sally Elliott + Katie Elliott/3rd Law Dance, and L. Ashwyn Corris, Corrina Espinosa + Elisa Groglio + Joanna Bugajska, Lares Feliciano + Katy Zimmerman, Bonnie Ferrill Roman + Judy Gardner, Ashley Frazier + Becky Wareing Steele, Steven Frost + Frankie Toan, Sarah Fukami + Brooky Blunt + Nico Wilkinson, Melissa Furness + Rian Kerrane, Jennifer Ghormley + Victoria Eubanks, Ania Kumor + Leah Swenson, Susan Goldstein + Gayla Lemke, Moe Gram + Grow Love, Jane Guthridge + Voices of Light Chamber Choir, Kim Harrell + Lynda Ladwig, Ana Maria Hernando + Amie Knox, Veronica Hererra + Lola Montejo, Deborah Howard + Laurel McMechan, Micaela Ironshell-Dominguez + Darion Sanchez + Renee Chacon-Millard, Rochelle Johnson + Sylvia Montero, Samara Johnson + Alanna Lacey + Samantha Bares, Tsehai Johnson + Leslie D. Boyd, Margaret Kasahara + Jina Brenneman, Anna Kaye + Sarah Wallace Scott, Sammy Lee + Megan Gafford, Jessica Loving + Rachel Doniger, Marsha Mack + John Roemer, Virginia Maitland + Melanie Walker + George Peters, Julie Maren + Jessica Drenk, Laleh Mehran + Jayne Butler, Susanne Mitchell + Janelle W. Anderson, Sophie Lynn Morris + Hannah Untiedt, Jennifer Pettus + Rebecca Vaughan, Sandra Phillips + Virginia Folkestad, Julie Puma + Patricia Mclnroy, Sangeeta Reddy + Jodie Roth Cooper, Susan Rubin + Peter Illig, Martha Russo + Tina Suszynski + Anna Suszynski + Emma Hardy, Julia Rymer + Drew Austin, Dylan Scholinski + Daphne Scholinski, Sue Simon + Mark Brasuell, The Great Shout, Autumn T. Thomas + Tricia Waddell, Susan Vaho + Elaine Stires, Sherry Wiggins + Luís Filipe Branco, Kate Woodliff O’Donnell + Stacey Stormes, and Belgin Yucelen + Anne Waldman + Akin Koksal
Westword, Ten Best Things for Denver Art Lovers to Do This Weekend, by Susan Froyd, February 20, 2020
Westword, Art Attack: Fourteen Best Things for Denver Gallery Lovers to Do This Week, by Susan Froyd, January 15, 2020
303 Magazine, Don’t Miss These Denver Events in 2020, by Cori Anderson, January 9, 2020
Center for Visual Art, May 31 – August 18, 2018
Denver Public Library, March 2 – July 29, 2018
Boulder Public Library, February 16 – March 23, 2018
2018 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Tya Anthony, Fawn Atencio, Libby Barbee, Michael Bernhardt, Estee Bershof, Tonia Bonnell, Mindy Bray, Mark Brasuell, Joan Bremner, Trine Bumiller, Katie Caron, Danielle Cunningham-Tierney, Rachael Delaney, Irene Delka McCray, Rebecca DiDomenico, Sally Elliott, Bonnie Ferrill Roman, Don Fodness, Steven Frost, Melissa Furness, Jennifer Ghormley, Ania Gola-Kumor, Emma Hardy, Kim Harrell, Ana Maria Hernando, Veronica Herrera, Katie Hoffman, Tsehai Johnson, Margaret Kasahara, Anna Kaye, Rian Kerrane, Karen Kielpikowski, Mary-Ann Kokoska, Sandy Lane, Viviane Le Courtois, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Suchitra Mattai, Laleh Mehran, Amy Metier, Daisy McGowan, Susanne Mitchell, Kelly Monico, Sophie Lynn Morris, Daisy Patton, Mark Penner-Howell, Marie Perin-McGraw, Jennifer Pettus, Martha Russo, Ajean Ryan, Julia Rymer, Dylan Scholinski, Natascha Siedeneck, Sue Simon, Bonnie Stolzmann, Jodi Stuart, Edie Tavel, Frankie Toan, Susan Vaho, Rebecca Vaughan, Sarah Wallace Scott, Chinn Wang, Kate Woodliff O’Donnell, Melanie Yazzie
Diana Khoi Nguyen, Jessy Randall, Jessica Comola, Tanaya Winder, Kim O’Connor, Sommer Browning, Janice Gould, Eleanor Perry-Smith, Natanya Ann Pulley, Phuong Thao Vuong, Jami Frush, Constance E. Boyle, and Laurie Duncan.
PARTICIPATING COMIC ARTISTS
SPECIAL FEATURE @ DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY highlighting photographs from the Women’s Marches: Photographs and Narratives
Met Media, Pink Progression art exhibit challenges social justice issues, by Ali Watkins, August 22, 2018
Golden Transcript, Pink Progression exhibit pays tribute to Women’s March Events, by Sonya Ellingboe, July 9 2018
Westword, Five Things for Art Lovers to Do and See this Weekend in Denver, by Susan Froyd, August 15, 2018
Westword, Reviewed: Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer (Closing) and Seven More Shows to See Now, by Michael Paglia, August 10, 2018
Denver Post, More than 50 artists remember landmark Women’s March with “Pink Progerssion” on Santa Fe, by Ray Rinaldi, June 22, 2018
Westword, Review: CVA’s Pink Progression is a Must-See Show, by Michael Paglia, June 6, 2018
Westword, The 21 Best Events in Denver, May 29 through June 4, by Westword Staff, May 29, 2018
Westword, Eight Arty Things to Do and See This Weekend, by Susan Froyd, March 7, 2018
Medium, Embracing the Society of the Spectacle as a Strategy to Combat It, by Steven Frost, in response to the Tilt West Roundtable: The Lure of Spectacle in Politics and Art
KGNU Radio, Pink Progression, by Maeve Conran, February 26, 2018
5280: Denver’s Mile High Magazine, New Exhibitions Celebrate Unity & Empowerment Through Art, by Rejena Carmichael, February 16, 2018
Daily Camera, Boulder Library launches ‘Pink Progression’ art exhibit inspired by Women’s March, by Syndney Worth, February 19, 2018
Westword, The 21 Best Events in Denver, Westword Staff, February 13, 2018
Westword, Five Arty Things to See and Do This Weekend in Denver, by Susan Froyd, January 24, 2018
Westword, Ten Arty Things to See and Do This Weekend in Denver: Pink Tea Social, Pink Fibers Collecting, and Pink Crochet Hats at Processus, by Susan Froyd, January 10, 2018
Westword, Mark Your Fall/Winter Calendar for These Top Colorado Art Events, by Susan Froyd, November 3, 2017
Westword, Don’t Toss Your Women’s March Signs, by Ana Campbell, January 17, 2017