Join Landmark Center and the League of Women Voters St. Paul to celebrate 100 years of women and voting on Thursday, September 26 (12pm-1pm), featuring Her Flag, a nationwide collaborative art and travel project celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and the 72 years-long nonviolent fight that kicked open voting for women in the United States.
Her Flag is an artist-driven project by Oklahoma-based artist Marilyn Artus, as she travels the country in advance of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution on August 18th, 2020. It took 36 states to ratify the amendment into law. She is traveling to each state, in order of ratification, over 14 months and collaborating with a woman artist in each state. Each artist has created a stripe to represent her state. Marilyn's Minnesota-based artist is Anne Ulku, an independent creative and designer based in Minneapolis/St.Paul. She specializes in many fields including: branding and identities, art direction, illustration, lettering and type design, logo design, and art.
In each of the 36 capital cities, including St. Paul, there will be a public performance where Marilyn will sew the stripe representing the state onto the flag.LWVSP will be registering voters at the event. (If you are interested in volunteering to register, please contact LWVSP Co-President Amy Mino, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Parking and directions to Landmark Center are available on the Landmark Center website.
Together, artists and participants are building a 18' by 26' HUGE flag: A flag with a stripe for each of the ratifying states that kicked open voting for women in the United States. The flag will be completed in August of 2020. More details are available at: https://www.herflag.com/
About Artist Marilyn Artus:
My family has been in the United States since its inception. I can track family back to the revolutionary war. I have found 3 ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary, my great great great grandmother Jesse Hayes was an early member of The Daughters of the Revolution. Two family members fought for the Union during the Civil War and were captured and held in Confederate prisons. I also had family that came West and settled in Oklahoma in the 19thcentury. I have a family legacy that has actively participated in the American dream since its founding. I want to continue that legacy of service through my art making, by honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that gave women the right to vote.