Farewell Pink Week – Nov. 11-17

After 25 years, the national organization of Pink Week is ending. Pink Week began in 1993 by Gioia Fonda while attending California School of Arts & Crafts now it is celebrated across the country and in Europe. The UW-Green Bay Art program has participated in Pink Week for 15 years:

  • 2003: UW-Green Bay Begins celebrating Pink Week
  • 2004: Professor Detweiler is named Pink Week Ambassador of Pink
  • 2006: UW-Green Bay named the first ever Pink Week Embassy

This year’s activities will include:

  • Art Agency Pink Week Exhibition in 407 Gallery: Stop by the 407 Gallery to honor the end of a beloved tradition. The 407 Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the Studio Arts building and is a designated space where UW-Green Bay students may sign up to exhibit group or solo shows throughout the academic year. Join Art Agency (the student Art Club) & participate in the exhibition! Contact Brianna Fisher (fiscb30@uwgb.edu) or Sarah Detweiler (detweils@uwgb.edu) for information.
  • Public performance/installation by Sarah Detweiler & Kayla Bauer
  • Pink Week Retrospective at the Kondos Gallery at the Sacramento City College featuring photographs of Sarah Detweiler.
  • Commemorative Pink Week packages will be for sale all proceeds will go to help purchase supplies for the new Art Agency sister org called A2Z (A2 Zine). Prices: Small packages $5 & Large packages $10.  If enough money is raised it will also fund an award at the Student Juried show.  Supplies are limited, reserve yours today by returning the order form with cash.

For information on the larger movement, see www.pinkweek.org

Campus thinks pink with weeklong celebration of the hue

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s Pink Week here at UW-Green Bay — and nationwide, as well. This weeklong celebration is dedicated to the color pink — nothing more, nothing less. No political message or other strings attached. Just pink. On our campus, it has cropped up in the Studio Arts building and beyond, as pink tags, pink t-shirts and even pink tongues have begun gracing the halls. We’ve got more on this fun celebration, along with some great new pics, click here.

Colorful celebration: UW-Green Bay gets its pink on for national Pink Week

Pink Week photosThe UW-Green Bay campus is getting pretty in pink this week, part of a national celebration dedicated to the harmonious hue.

Pink Week is a weeklong national “holiday” first celebrated in 1993. Its purpose, organizers say, is simple — to celebrate the color pink. It has no political, religious or social agenda. The idea? Just think pink.

And UW-Green Bay has responded. Pink ribbons, yarn bombs, pictures and even pink tongues have begun cropping up across campus, bringing a little color to some gray November days. UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Sarah Detweiler is the University’s Pink Week ambassador, working to coordinate pink participation in the Studio Arts Building and beyond.

The UW-Green Bay community is encouraged to enjoy Pink Week here on campus, peeking at or participating in pink projects from now through Friday. Other suggestions from national Pink Week organizers (www.pinkweek.org) include wearing pink, eating pink (baloney, cotton candy) and visiting a pink place. At UW-Green Bay, it’s a fun chance to go green and still think pink.

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— Photos by Lindsey Przybylski, student photographer, and Eric Miller, photographer, Office of Marketing and University Communication