“Her Flag” Artist Travels USA to Create Large-scale Collaborative Art Flag Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
Partners with artist, Laurel Garcia Colvin in New Mexico with special guests Poet Laureate of Albuquerque and author, Michelle Otero and a representative from the League of Women Voters of Santa Fe County.
WHO is behind Her Flag?
Her Flag Founder, award-winning artist Marilyn Artus, and the 36 women artists she selected to collaborate with that each currently live in of the 36 states that ratified the 19th Amendment, each of whom have designed one stripe for the 36-stripe flag, created in their own artistic voice.
WHAT is Her Flag?
A collaborative art flag that is being created throughout the course of its travels, which take place in the order of the 19th Amendment’s ratification. A work of art that will ultimately measure 18’ tall by 26’ wide when complete. A 14-month journey across the USA in celebration of the 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment.
WHEN/WHERE is the next live sewing of Her Flag?
To see the NM state stripe sewn on live, the public is invited to attend:
Thursday, April 30, 2020, 1 PM
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
“The enormous contribution of women to this country and the world has been largely ignored in various historical narratives. These women’s struggles, often at great personal and professional cost, against the accepted societal feminine norms of their day gave individual women today the right to vote, the right to family planning, the ability to speak our opinions in private and public, the right to protect ourselves from physical and sexual attacks, the right to own property, and the right to pursue any career, professional and, or educational goals we so desire. They corrected for all of us the bias and accepted gender hierarchy stated in The Declaration of the Independence, and made real what was stated in the approved Declaration of Sentiments read by Elizabeth Cady Stanton at the Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY in July1848, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.’ I am proud to be an artist contributor to the HER Flag Project to raise awareness of the women (and men) who helped ratify the 19th Amendment in the State of New Mexico.” – Laurel Garcia Colvin
Additional information and Her Flag schedule: https://www.herflag.com/media