Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry – Andrea Downs

October 12 – November 20, 2020
Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry Installation
Andrea Downs
DiGiorgio Campus Center Lobby
https://www.aotdl.org/

September 11 – October 25, 2020
Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry Installation
Andrea Downs
Arts Council of York County Perimeter Gallery

The Arts Council of York County, the Women’s Art Initiative and Winthrop University Galleries have partnered to invite the York County community to engage and participate in Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry, an ongoing community art movement. The movement responds to the silencing of women*, creating opportunities for all women to share experiences through visual storytelling. Artist, activist, community arts organizer, and founder, Andrea Downs will install a small selection of the more than 400 pieces of artwork that are a part of a growing collection of women’s stories. Artwork created during Laundry Day Workshops is collected and joined together on clotheslines and will be featured at the DiGiorgio Campus Center lobby at Winthrop University and the Perimeter Gallery at the Arts Council of York County. The installation will include information about how the public can be involved in this movement.

*Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry holds space for all women across the intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity and gender expression.

Virtual Laundry Day Workshop
August 22, 2020 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hosted by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
To register: https://www.cmlibrary.org/event/135295-virtual-laundry-day-virtual

Virtual Laundry Day Workshop
September 19, 2020, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hosted by Arts Council of York County
To register: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=116844

In-person Laundry Day Workshop
October 29, 2020 7 – 9 p.m.
Richardson Ballroom, DiGiorgio Campus Center, Winthrop University
To register: https://tinyurl.com/CampusLaundryDay

Individuals, groups and communities of people are invited to engage in Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry project. Laundry Day Workshops are a call for women to gather together, opportunity to listen and to be heard, and to foster the love and understanding that resists hate and injustice. Laundry Day Workshops provide basic artmaking materials and brave, supportive, and safe spaces for women to create pieces of visual storytelling. Women’s signed or anonymous stories are collected and then joined together on laundry clotheslines in ongoing installations. Each story has a top layer that flows freely and is meant to be lifted as an invitation to the viewer to engage in and reveal the story underneath.

Virtual WUG Artist Talk: Andrea Downs
October 22, 2020, 6 p.m.
Via Blackboard Collaborate: https://us.bbcollab.com/invite/3ea696f321a146158933ae9987085266
Or Dial In: +1-571-392-7650 / PIN: 761 856 7864
Join Winthrop University Galleries and artist Andrea Downs as she discusses her ongoing project Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry. A small selection of pieces will be installed at Winthrop’s DiGiorgio Campus Center lobby and the Arts Council of York County in downtown Rock Hill.