June 29, 2017
As part of its annual weekend celebration commemorating the nation’s first women’s rights convention, Convention Days scheduled from July 14-16, 2017, will honor the women and men who signed the movement’s foundational document, the Declaration of Sentiments, by recognizing the descendants of the document’s original signers. The 2017 Convention Days weekend also marks the State of New York’s commemoration of 100 years of women’s suffrage.
Marie Watt is a multidisciplinary artist widely known for her work with blankets. Watt’s work draws from history, biography, Iroquois proto-feminism, and Indigenous principles, and addresses the interaction of the arc of history with the intimacy of memory, making her the perfect for this unique collaboration.
See guest artist Marie Watt in live, narrated demonstrations on the GlassBarge from July 11-13 as part of a continued collaborative effort between The Rockwell Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass. Watt will be returning to work more with the hot glass and will collaborate with the hot glass demo team to experiment with new ideas and processes. See Marie work on the GlassBarge, which will be ported on the Erie Canal in downtown Seneca Falls:
Plus, find her Saturday, July 15 (2 p.m. to 3 p.m.) at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park (Wesleyan Chapel 136 Fall Street). There, she’ll take part in the Contributions of the Iroquois Women’s Circle: Women’s Circle. This discussion will provide contributions of Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) women from all territories across the state and include women’s rights, leadership, social, spiritual welfare, agriculture and the arts of the community.« Back to Blog