Friday, March 9

Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 7:00 PM

Chautauqua Community House

$12.00 ($9.00 Concert Member)*

The stories of Colorado women artists who courageously confronted social stigma and prejudice in pursuit of equal opportunity and creative freedom in the American West (1870-1970).

Capturing the social, racial and gender dynamics of a defining era in American history (1870-1970), “Pioneers” tells the stories of four Colorado women artists who courageously confronted social stigma and prejudice in their pursuit of equal opportunity and artistic expression. Helen Henderson Chain, Jean Wirt Sherwood, Muriel Sibell Wolle and Eve Drewelowe – their stories exemplify the important influence that women have had on culture and society across the American West. Acting with intrepidity and spirits of benevolence, these women serve as role models for those who champion social progress and value artistic expression today. This film is part of an important effort to reconstruct American women’s history and celebrate the contributions women have made to culture and society.

About the Director:

Erika Volchan O’Conor is an award-winning filmmaker and multi-media producer based in Boulder. She is interested in stories that highlight the ingenuity, bravery and resilience of the human spirit. Three films she previously edited, “Svetlana Boym: Exile and Imagination,” “Aby Warburg Metamorphosis and Memory,” and “The Passages of Walter Benjamin” are currently distributed by the MoMA New York’s circulating film library. Currently, she is collaborating with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on a feature length documentary about the life, art, and times of Ukrainian-Russian gem carver Vasily Konovalenko (1929-1989).

Running time: 85 minutes

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