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Guerrilla Girls to perform Feb. 9 at Coastal Carolina

January 31, 2012

The cutting edge performance-activists known as the Guerrilla Girls will visit Coastal Carolina Universitys Wheelwright Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Wheelwright Auditorium Box Office.

Using a mixture of humor and over-the-top visuals, the Guerrilla Girls aim is to expose sexism, racism and corruption in politics, art, film and pop culture. To achieve this goal, these anonymous activists don gorilla masks and assume the names of dead artists as pseudonyms. These self-described feminist masked avengers have been featured on CNN, CBS and PBS. They also have been the subjects of the award-winning documentary film, Guerrillas in our Midst.

The Guerrilla Girls were founded in 1985 to protest the exclusion of women and artists of color in an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The group began using their talents to oppose other instances of sexism and racism in America. Today, the internationally recognized troupe tours the globe speaking out about issues from unequal pay to gender stereotypes in popular culture.

Ticket prices are: general admission, $15; CCU and Horry Georgetown Technical College students, $5 (one per valid ID); CCU and HGTC faculty/staff, $10 (two per valid ID); alumni/senior citizens (65 and older), $10; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members, $10 and youths (ages 17 and under), $5.

For more information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 843-349-2502.