Being Female: Celebrating Women’s History Month!

The Center for the Arts of Homer has partnered with Being Female: Art As Empowerment and Jess Novak’s F.I.R.E. Festival to bring a full weekend of events to Homer, NY celebrating women in the arts! 

Being Female: Art as Empowerment is centered around encouraging and showcasing women in the arts in Cortland and contiguous counties in New York State. Our mission is to reduce and eliminate the disparities and discrimination against being female in our culture and in the arts. Through our blog, we aim to highlight the achievements and creativity of women in the arts and provide a platform for their voices to be heard. Join us in celebrating the power of female artistry.

Arts & Performance Showcase

Friday March 8 
Reception at 6:00pm
Performances at 7:00pm
A celebration of art & performance including an art gallery reception, performances and written works.

Creative Workshops
Saturday March 9 
10:00am (choice of)
Riding in Cars with Ungulates: Writing humor from your crazy life with Priscilla Berggren-Thomas
Writing for Social Justice: a writing workshop with Nancy Avery DaFoe
12:00pm (choice of) 
The Art of Songwriting with Patty Francis
Crafting a Journal: an intro to Journal Making with Karen Dillon

Now celebrating its first time in Homer, but its third time occurring, the idea of F.I.R.E. is to promote women in music, art, and business by filling venues with female creators. While many festivals boast all-male lineups with cover-centric headliners, F.I.R.E. will feature women playing original music and a huge span of vendors and artists. Visual artists, dancers, creators, business owners and musicians will span genres and ages, providing a wide variety of talent.

F.I.R.E. Fest (females inspire, rock, empower)
Sunday, March 10 
2:00pm – 6:00pm

The event is intentionally planned for a Sunday afternoon so children are welcome to attend. It’s also taking place in March as part of an on-going celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day!

Musicians will include Amanda Rogers, Ashley Cox, Jess Novak, Caitlin Barry, Sarah Blujus, Peg Newell and more to be announced. Collaborations among musicians and dance groups will bring stunning surprises.

Vendors and artists will include Slit Weave, Anna With Intention, Michelle Darin, Artisan Elements Collective, Clay Design By K, SoulCrafting, Pam’s Crafty Corner, Margot Elizabeth, AzureEyes Photography, Golden Age Reiki, Wildebeest Publishing and more.