In 1999, 11 women artists and
I founded an art exhibition and celebration in St. Louis, MO called
"Venus Envy." It has grown into an cultural phenomenon over
the years, and its growth incorporates the Mississippi River. Last year,
Venus Envy took place in St. Louis and Memphis simultaneously. We are
in the planning stages for Venus Envy 2003, and we're negotiating the
inclusion of a third city on March 29: either Minneapolis or Baton Rouge.
The Mississippi River is the
powerful thread which connects Venus Envy. We have been approached by
other cities on both coasts, but our goal is to establish the success
of Venus Envy in the center of the country, drawing cultural attention
away from New York and California for one night a year. A part of our
mission is to gain recognition for talented female artists living and
working in the central United States.
Venus Envy is an amazing program
which depends on the volunteer efforts and financial support of artists
and non-artists from all backgrounds. Through art, performance, spectacle,
food and drink; we have attracted over 4000 people to the event in one
I hope you find this program
worthy of your documentary. Feel free tocontact me anytime and please
visit our website for information on last year's event.
Mallarie N. Zimmer