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Thursday, Sep. 05, 2013

poster illustration for The Guerrilla Girls at USU

The Guerrilla Girls appear at Utah State University Tuesday, Sept. 10, 5 p.m., the Performance Hall.

The Guerrilla Girls, an anonymous group of women who seek to educate audiences on inequality in art, pop culture, film and politics, is featured at Utah State University, presenting a “gig” Sept. 10 in the Performance Hall on USU’s Logan campus. That day, two of the original Guerrilla Girls will present their gig of humor, facts and visuals.

The presentation begins at 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

“I had the opportunity to see the Guerrilla Girls perform in 1987 and the issues they raise are unfortunately still relevant,” said Laura Gelfand, head of USU’s Department of Art and Design. “Their visit to Utah coincides with several area museum exhibitions of art by women artists and it is a great opportunity for audiences to see and hear these important performers.”

The Guerrilla Girls group was founded in New York City in the mid-1980s in response to an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. The show featured 169 artists, only 13 of whom were women. The group features anonymous female artists and feminists who wear guerrilla masks to conceal their identities and they take the names of deceased women artists as pseudonyms.

“I hope that their gig will inform and inspire our students, faculty and community members to think about how and why artists become successful,” said Gelfand.

For more information, contact the Caine College of the Arts Box Office located in room 139-B of the Chase Fine Arts Center, call 435-797-8022 or see the college’s Production Services website.

Related links:

USU Department of Art and Design

USU Caine College of the Arts

Writer: Kara Rindlisbacher, 435-797-9203,

Contact: Denise Albiston, 435-797-1500,

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