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SWAN Day 2008

The first SWAN Day RI International Holiday Event
Saturday, March 29, 2008

Celebrating Music, Art, and Fearless Femmes in Film

SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day is a new international holiday celebrating women artists. It takes place annually on the last Saturday in March, designated by Congress as Women’s History Month.  As a symbol of international solidarity, there are events featuring women artists all over the world.

SWAN Day RI 2008 was a day-long festival featuring women from a wide variety of disciplines, held at the Artists' Exchange in Cranston, RI. Artisans showcased their work in booths, while performing artists were heard and seen throughout the day.

Performances included folk, jazz, and classical musicians, the spoken word, and screenings from fearless femmes in film, events for children downstairs, and a raffle of over 18 different items from great area businesses and artists featuring and led by women.

This grass-roots festival was spearheaded by Toni Pennacchia of MergingArts Productions and Anne’s Cordial, a Providence band consisting of Erin Reed Ferenbaugh, Eva Kendrick, and Natalie Markward.

After searching for a venue for the event, the organizers teamed up with the Artists’ Exchange in Cranston, a non-profit arts collaborative that offers classes and events for adults and children in a variety of disciplines.

Click here to read more about Fearless Femmes In Film. It's a mix of fun, sexy, and melancholy shorts, documentary and narrative, live and animated, from two to fifteen minutes each.

SWAN Day Links

Click here to view a schedule of the films.

Click here to view a schedule of the whole day (PDF).

For more information about SWAN Day, visit the website or the myspace page for RI 2008.

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