July 25, 12-2pm
Create a sash and celebrate our right to vote!
In partnership with SewGreen Rochester, Christ Church, and Susan B Anthony Museum and House, RoCo will host an artist talk and Sash Memorial workshop on Saturday, July 25. Inspired by the iconic “Votes for Women” sashes worn by Suffragists from 1850 - 1920, the artists, Sew Green staff, and other collaborators invite all community members to create their own, contemporary versions of this historic piece of political ephemera. All are welcome, especially those with little sewing experience. Sashes made at this event will be collected and exhibited in the artists' larger exhibition, Worn.
Location: Outside in park next to RoCo.
Voting is the bedrock of democracy and our constitutional right and duty as citizens. From buttons and t-shirts, to bumper stickers and lawn signs, people have consistently adorned their worlds with everyday objects to announce how they will vote, that they do vote, and maybe above all, that they are proud to vote. These objects are important symbols that speak about who we are and that build solidarity within political and social movements. This Sash Memorial workshop harnesses this power by inviting participants to update the iconic “Votes for Women” sash to celebrate and uplift all people.
This event is organized in conjunction with the multi-site public art installation "Underpin and Overcoat", both a part of the exhibition "Worn".