Saturday, March 22, 2008
Return of The Red Lipstick
Its a long story but let me try:
I'm a founding member of Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails. We are a guerrilla women's history action collective that teaches people about women's history via celebrations and booze. LUPEC started right around the time Blue Ruin started. Blue Ruin was a woman owned erotic art gallery (and yes, you naysayers, both stared in Pittsburgh...). We supported them, they supported us but, sadly, Amy and Tamara closed the doors to Blue Ruin a few years ago. LUPEC decided that one of our events for Women's History Month 2008 would be a tribute to Blue Ruin. It would involve reusing huge photos of strippers from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s that LUPEC had used for another women's history month project a couple of years ago.
The show was put up, literally, in an hour. 2 days before the opening. Tonight was the One Night Only event and it went really well.
If you havent noticed, I've gained a significant amount of weight since I stopped breast feeding. If you also haven'nt noticed, this new life of mine is high on fun and drool but sort of low on art and dressing up. It was nice to know I can still shake out the closet and come up with something. Plus, all you white ladies who want high pigment red lipstick: Black Opal is the brand for you. You'll need to cut it with some gloss but, once its on, it won't budge.
So yeah: LUPEC and Blue Ruin. Together again. It must be Spring...