• More Than Muses Show & Sunshine Room

  • Fri, 03/13/2020 at 6:00 pm
  • Greenwood Art Collective
    8537 Greenwood Ave N
    98103 Seattle
More Than Muses Show & Sunshine Room - Greenwood Art Collective - Seattle

Join us for Art Walk Friday March 13th 6-10pm, with a special show to celebrate Women's Month: More Than Muses!Featuring talented womxn artists, spoken word performers and musicians. And get ready to receive some much needed rays of light in our Sunshine Room. A portion of donations from the More Than Muses show will go to National Indigenous Women's Resource Center:"a Native-led nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children."https://www.niwrc.org/content/organizational-history-------------In Ancient Greek Mythology, the nine muses were the goddesses of inspiration in the Arts. They themselves were active creators of art, sure of their agency, and unparalleled in their skill. When it came to Humanity, the invisible spark of creativity was to be made manifest by men. Human women were often disconnected from the act of creation and from recognition. Through the ages, citing a female inspiration- a “muse”, came to reference a woman who stands in the shadows, simply providing passive inspiration. This strange inversion from power to passivity is what we explore and challenge in “More than Muses.” We celebrate Womxn as active Creators. We consider what having a woman as the subject of art means, beyond consumption of female beauty. What does it cost to come out of the shadows? What is the story of this struggle for creative agency? We can be both inspiration and action. We are more than muses.