Creator Spotlights and The Highwomen
As Girls That Create continues to grow, so does the amazing list of women I’ve interviewed for the site’s Creator Spotlight series. The photo above features the work of Florida-based artist Carol Prusa.
Recent Creator Spotlights
Artist Carol Prusa: Prusa utilizes the silverpoint method for much of her internationally known work, while also teaching painting as a Professor of Art at Florida Atlantic University. Her latest exhibition, Carol Prusa: Dark Light, opened last month at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. It invites viewers to honor the women astronomers who originally helped map the stars.
Filmmaker Emily Cohn: Cohn’s debut feature CRSHD had its premiere at Tribeca Film Festival and in August opened Women Texas Film Festival. In elementary school Cohn made her first film, The Amulet of Fire. Starring her fifth grade teacher and three close friends (with the key prop, the amulet, made by her mother), Cohn jokes it was her first lesson in low-budget filmmaking.
Author Linda Hirshman: Those arguing #MeToo is losing steam are sorely mistaken. That’s the belief of best-selling author Linda Hirshman. Her latest book, Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment, details the 50-year history of legal and cultural moments that precede #MeToo. Hirshman is also the author of Sisters In Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World.
Creator Spotlight features interviews with artistic women/girls and showcases their work. If you know an artist you’d like to see spotlighted, email me at erin at girlsthatcreate.com.
During childhood I often visited a friend’s family ranch outside the small town of Crosbyton, Texas. It was the 1980s and radio stations were playing the Highwaymen, a country supergroup composed of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson. I remember staring out the car window to and from the ranch, hearing their single “Highwayman”. But, admittedly, it never crossed my mind as to why there wasn’t also an all women supergroup standing center stage.
Luckily times are changing. Although a recent study found only 16 percent of country artists are female (and even fewer are songwriters), Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby have come together to form The Highwomen. Their song “Highwomen” is a sister song to “Highwayman”. This time we’re hearing stories from the female side. The entire album is great and long overdue. Give it a listen. I especially love “Crowded Table.”
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