Her Voice Carries: Prelude

Her Voice Carries is an art project led by Sarah C. Rutherford and features the unique stories of five women who are working and living in varying communities in Rochester, New York. Each woman will be photographed, interviewed, drawn and painted. Read more in this City Newspaper article.
And this article in the Democrat & Chronicle.

The project will culminate in a final series of murals located throughout the five sections of the city. The intention is to create a network of murals that weave a collective story laced with individual truths. Further, this series of murals will emphasize the commonalities of our human experience through the leadership of empowered women.

women of Her Voice Carries
Left to right: Rachel McKibbens || Imani Olear || KaeLyn Rich || Safi Osman || Trelawney McCoy
photos: Hannah Betts

MAG’s installation, Her Voice Carries| Prelude, will serve as a key to the entire project. The map portion of the installation will display the city locations of all five murals along with descriptions of the women featured in the project. The first of the five murals has been completed and is located at Planned Parenthood at 114 University Avenue. The other four murals will be finished by the end of 2017. While each mural in the community will feature one woman’s voice, this installation will be home to all five women together. The intention is to encourage visitors of the MAG to seek out the murals throughout the city. As the murals are still in progress, we will be listing projected completion dates for each of the four remaining murals.

“The seeds of Her Voice Carries are planted here in Rochester, a city that has deeply impacted my growth as a young artist and a young woman. This project is my love letter to Rochester and was born from my individual search for connections and desire to understand our city as a whole. We so easily fall into the same routines and networks. I hope to encourage people to expand their circles, allow them to overlap and listen to the women and their voices around our community.” ~ Sarah C. Rutherford


Follow Sarah’s Project:

HerVoiceCarries.Blog || @HerVoiceCarries || #HerVoiceCarries