Airing Out the "Dirty" Laundry

An ongoing community art movement 

Center for the Arts
Perimeter Gallery

121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC

 

Virtual Exhibition

Sept. 11 - Nov. 21, 2020
Gallery Exhibit
October 15 - Nov. 21, 2020
by appointment only
Monday - Friday
  • 10 AM
  • 12 PM
  • 2 PM
  • 4 PM
 
4th Weekend
Saturday
  • 10 AM
  • 12 PM
Sunday
  • 2 PM
 
All visitors must review the Arts Council's Policy and sign the Waiver: DOWNLOAD (PDF)
Review the ACYC guidelines for visiting the Center for the Arts, Gettys Art Center, and for attending ACYC events:
For private viewings, call
(803)328-2787
PERIMETER GALLERY

ABOUT AIRING OUT THE "DIRTY" LAUNDRY

website | https://www.aotdl.org/

Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/WeBelieveInEquality/

Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/womenslaundry/

Twitter | https://twitter.com/womenslaundry

The Arts Council of York County, the Women’s Art Initiative and Winthrop University Galleries have partnered to invite the York County community to engage and participate in Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry, an ongoing community art movement. The movement responds to the silencing of women*, creating opportunities for all women to share experiences through visual storytelling. Artist, activist, community arts organizer, and founder, Andrea Downs will install a small selection of the more than 400 pieces of artwork that are a part of a growing collection of women's stories. Artwork created during Laundry Day Workshops is collected and joined together on clotheslines and will be featured at the DiGiorgio Campus Center lobby at Winthrop University and the Perimeter Gallery at the Arts Council of York County's Center for the Arts. The installation will include information about how the public can be involved in this movement.  

Artwork may be dropped off at the following locations:

Center for the Arts

121 E. Main St.

Rock Hill, SC 29730

Winthrop University

DiGiorgio Campus Center lobby

2020 Alumni Dr.

Rock Hill, SC 29733

Andrea Downs

613 Neill Ridge Rd.

Matthews, NC 28105

*Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry holds space for all women across the intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity and gender expression.

The virtual gallery will begin populating as works are submitted for display.

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WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
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Virtual Laundry Day Workshop

Saturday, August 22, 2020

11 AM - 12 PM

Hosted by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

We all have a story to tell. 

 

On Saturday August 22nd, from 11 AM - noon, YOU are invited to be a part of the narrative, make your story visible, and connect with other women at a Virtual Laundry Day Workshop with local artist and creator of Airing Out the "Dirty" Laundry, Andrea Downs. 

 

Andrea is working in partnership with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to create this opportunity.

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Airing Out the "Dirty" Laundry Installation

September 11 - November 21, 2020

Hosted by Arts Council of York County

Center for the Arts | 121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC 29730

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT​

The Arts Council of York County, the Women’s Art Initiative and Winthrop University Galleries have partnered to invite the York County community to engage and participate in Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry, an ongoing community art movement. The movement responds to the silencing of women*, creating opportunities for all women to share experiences through visual storytelling. Artist, activist, community arts organizer, and founder, Andrea Downs will install a small selection of the more than 400 pieces of artwork that are a part of a growing collection of women's stories. Artwork created during Laundry Day Workshops is collected and joined together on clotheslines and will be featured at the DiGiorgio Campus Center lobby at Winthrop University and the Perimeter Gallery at the Arts Council of York County's Center for the Arts. The installation will include information about how the public can be involved in this movement.

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Virtual Laundry Day Workshop

Saturday, September 19, 2020

11 AM - 12 PM

Hosted by Arts Council of York County 

Individuals, groups and communities of people are invited to engage in Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry project. Laundry Day Workshops are a call for women to gather together, opportunity to listen and to be heard, and to foster the love and understanding that resists hate and injustice. Laundry Day Workshops provide basic artmaking materials and brave, supportive, and safe spaces for women to create pieces of visual storytelling. Women’s signed or anonymous stories are collected and then joined together on laundry clotheslines in ongoing installations. Each story has a top layer that flows freely and is meant to be lifted as an invitation to the viewer to engage in and reveal the story underneath.

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Airing Out the "Dirty" Laundry Installation

October 12 - November 20, 2020

Hosted by Winthrop University Galleries

Winthrop University | DiGiorgio Campus Center

2020 Alumni Drive | Rock Hill, SC 29730

The Arts Council of York County, the Women’s Art Initiative and Winthrop University Galleries have partnered to invite the York County community to engage and participate in Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry, an ongoing community art movement. The movement responds to the silencing of women*, creating opportunities for all women to share experiences through visual storytelling. Artist, activist, community arts organizer, and founder, Andrea Downs will install a small selection of the more than 400 pieces of artwork that are a part of a growing collection of women's stories. Artwork created during Laundry Day Workshops is collected and joined together on clotheslines and will be featured at the DiGiorgio Campus Center lobby at Winthrop University and the Perimeter Gallery at the Arts Council of York County's Center for the Arts. The installation will include information about how the public can be involved in this movement.

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Hybrid Laundry Day Workshop

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

6 - 7 PM

Hosted by Arts Council of York County, Winthrop University Galleries, and Women's Art Initiative

IN PERSON | Center for the Arts | 121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC 29730

ONLINE | Zoom Link will be sent after registration is received

We all have a story to tell. 

 

On Tuesday, October 20, from 6 - 7 PM, YOU are invited to be a part of the narrative, make your story visible, and connect with other women at a Virtual Laundry Day Workshop with local artist and creator of Airing Out the "Dirty" Laundry, Andrea Downs. 

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Virtual WUG Artist Talk | Andrea Downs

Thursday, October 22, 2020

6 PM 

Hosted by Winthrop University Galleries

CONNECT

      https://tinyurl.com/WUGTalkDowns

  • By Phone | +1-571-392-7650

    • PIN: 761 856 7864

 

Join Winthrop University Galleries and artist Andrea Downs as she discusses her ongoing project Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry. A small selection of pieces are currently installed at Winthrop’s DiGiorgio Campus Center lobby and the Arts Council of York County's Center for the Arts in downtown Rock Hill.

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Laundry Day Workshop

Thursday, October 29, 2020

7 - 9 PM

Hosted by Winthrop University Galleries

Winthrop University | Richardson Ballroom in the DiGiorgio Campus Center

2020 Alumni Dr. | Rock Hill, SC 29730

Individuals, groups and communities of people are invited to engage in Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry project. Laundry Day Workshops are a call for women to gather together, opportunity to listen and to be heard, and to foster the love and understanding that resists hate and injustice. Laundry Day Workshops provide basic artmaking materials and brave, supportive, and safe spaces for women to create pieces of visual storytelling. Women’s signed or anonymous stories are collected and then joined together on laundry clotheslines in ongoing installations. Each story has a top layer that flows freely and is meant to be lifted as an invitation to the viewer to engage in and reveal the story underneath.

In partnership with

Woman's Club
of York County
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Winthrop University Galleries received a Small Grant from the Arts Council to produce the programs hosted on-site at Winthrop University.

Support for this project is provided by the Arts Council ofYork County Small Grants Program, the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC, Comporium Communications, and the SC Arts Commission, which received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.