Hear Here! from Director Dinah Minot
Happy New Year 2020 - it's the national suffrage centennial! We’ve come a long way, baby. Portland is an extraordinary hub of creative, vibrant, powerful women changemakers. Did you know that almost every major arts organization and cultural anchor in Portland is led by a woman? It’s true! With the exception of Glenn (USM), Mark (PMA), and Steve (MHS) and a few other key gallery owners -- can you identify the amazing women at the helm of Space, Portland Ovations, Portland Ballet, Portland Symphony, Opera MAINE, State Theater, Maine College of Art, Portland Stage, Running with Scissors, Coffee by Design, Mechanics Hall, Chamber of Commerce, Speedwell Projects, Peregrine Press, Pickwick, Side x Side, Maine Craft Portland, Rabkin Foundation, and so many more? All are talented women and architects of change! And of course we can’t forget our new Mayor Kate Snyder, Councilors Cook, Duson, & Ray, and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and Governor Janet T. Mills! Yowser! Onward mighty women! Celebrate with us at Hear Here, a local talent showcase of outstanding musicians and performing artists , featuring many talented women (and men) on the big stage on Sunday Jan 26 at Merrill Auditorium. Tickets on sale at PortTix!