Learn the unsung stories of four women artists, educators and activists, whose pioneering spirits, in the early days of Colorado history, forged today’s landscape of opportunity.
“Pioneers” captures the social, racial and gender dynamics of a defining era in American history (1870-1970) through the stories of Helen Henderson Chain, Jean Wirt Sherwood, Muriel Sibell Wolle, and Eve Drewelowe. Each of their lives continue to include and shape today’s cultural landscape.
Erika O’Conor, the film’s director, will lead a post-screening discussion.
About the Filmmaker:
Erika O’Conor is a filmmaker and multi-media producer based in Boulder. She is interested in stories that highlight the ingenuity, bravery and resilience of the human spirit. Her previous film, “Aby Warburg Metamorphosis and Memory,” is being distributed by the MoMA New York’s circulating film library and has been screened at London’s Warburg Institute, the Harvard University Art Museum and NYU’s Institute for the Humanities, among others. She is currently directing a documentary about influential Chicano artist Luis Jiménez and his final work of art, the Blue Mustang at the Denver International Airport.
Running time: 85 minutes
Pioneers: Women Artists of Colorado (1870-1970)