‘Intersections’ series explores visual and performing art created by women in Northwest Arkansas

“Naked is Normal” by Erin Lowrey

A monthlong celebration of art and performances by women returns to local galleries soon, this time with a new name and a new space. Intersections begins April 5 with a reception at Stage 18 and continues until May 2, closing with the second of two performances by ArkansasStaged.

Last year, a group of art-loving colleagues debuted a series of events known as the Nasty Women’s Art Month. The exhibits in 2017 were a response to the Nasty Women art shows that had sprung up around the country. The mission continues this year under the banner of Intersections, which coincides and sometimes partners with the Inverse Performing Arts Festival.

Works collected for Intersections will be displayed in two primary locations: Stage 18, located on Center Street in downtown Fayetteville, and Fenix Fayetteville, the new home at 16 W. Center Street for the arts collective that will have a soft opening on April 4 to welcome the Intersections art. A majority of proceeds from art sold at these locations will be given to the organization Brave Women, which works with domestic abuse survivors.

Performances are also a part of the Intersections experience, including nights of comedy and music by women. A majority of the money collected during these performances will be donated to the Arkansas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which works to create laws that seek to reduce gun violence.

Information about specific events can be found on the Intersections Facebook page at facebook.com/NastyWomenNWA.

“For Elizabeth (On Things You Get Rid of)” by Cassaundra K Sanderson

Schedule of Events

5-9 p.m. Thursday (4/5) – Opening art reception, Stage 18
7-11 p.m. April 7 – Music showcase, Backspace, $5
4-6 p.m. April 14 – Lip Service: A panel on intersectionality, Stage 18
7-9 p.m. April 20 – ArkansasStaged presents “Natural Shocks,” Fenix Fayetteville, $10
7-9 p.m. April 24 – Comedy showcase, Stage 18, $5
7-9 p.m. April 29 – Inverse Performance Art showcase, Fenix Fayetteville, $5
7 p.m. May 2 – ArkansasStaged presents “An Old Woman Speaks”, Stage 18, $5