Monday, February 26, 2007

"Revealed: Women, Art, Life, Success"

Sunday, March 18, 2007, 2 to 5 p.m.
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
"Revealed: Women, Art, Life, Success"

"Revealed" is an interactive dialogue moderated by art historian, critic and curator, Betty Ann Brown and painter, sculptor and grant consultant Linda Vallejo. Brown and Vallejo have invited a panel of twelve other artists and art professionals to participate in an afternoon dialogue about the intersections of art and life. They will address issues such as professional training, mentorship, inspiration, accomplishments and goals.

The artists and writers on the panel are: Kim Abeles, Judith F. Baca, Samantha Fields, Diane Gamboa, Cheryl Gaulke, Lezley Saar, Stacy Schultz, Barbara Smith, June Wayne, Ruth Weisberg, Terry Wolverton, and Kim Yasuda.

This informal but stimulating afternoon dialogue reveals the variety of ways in which women artists and arts professionals understand and interpret their lives through their art work. The audience is integral to this dialogue and encouraged to participate.

Among the questions to be discussed are the following:
1. Why did you become an artist/writer/curator/educator?
2. Who were your mentors and what did they teach you?
3. What would success look like for you as an artist? as a spiritual being? as a
sexual being? as a business person?
4. How and where do you get your ideas?
5. What would you say to a young woman entering your profession today?
6. What artwork do you love the most? What artwork angers you the most? Why?
7. What profession would you be if you weren't in the arts?

This program extends the visual conversation offered by "Multiple Vantage Points: Southern California Women Artists, 1980-2006" which is on view at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery from February 25 through April 15, 2007. Curated by Dextra Frankel, the exhibition features fifty artists working in the decades following the rise of the feminist art revolution in performance, traditional and new media practices.

The exhibition was organized by the Southern California Women's Caucus for Art and the Southern California Council of the National Museum of Women in the Arts as a complement to WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, 1965-1980 at MOCA to explore connections between the dynamic women artists working in Southern California today and the early global history of feminist art. Today's program and the Multiple Vantage Points exhibition are part of The Feminist Art Project, a national initiaitve recognizing the aesthetic and intellectual impact of women on the visual arts and culture.

The exhibition, related programs and accompanying catalogue were made possible, in part, by the contributions of Payden & Rygel, the Peter Norton Family Foundation, Bank of America, and many individual donors.

Limited parking is available at Barnsdall Park. Additional spaces at The Center for Inquiry, 4700 Hollywood Blvd. or try street parking or riding the Metro Red line to the Vermont/Sunset station.

Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles 90027
323.644.6269 or
Admission is free for this event

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles 90027
323.644.6269 or
Hours, Friday - Sunday, 12 to 5 PM.; First Fridays hours are extended until 9 PM.
Admission is free to the exhibition reception and during First Fridays.

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