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8.9.08

"Why Not?!" Don't miss upcoming events!!!

Through Friday, October 24th, 2008

"Why Not?!"
an art Exhibition juried by Helen Klisser During and sponsored by The Women's Caucus for Art - CT Chapter, at the Burt Chernow Gallery in the Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT.

Women Artists Pushing on the Boundaries. The question "Why Not?!" suggests freedom, boundary-stretching, new possibilities. To what established "No!" do women artists respond: "Why Not?!" The works in this show are the responses of women as they engage the question with personal, historical or universal issues.

The exhibit was open to applications from women artists from the following states:
New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.

One of my mixed media collages was accepted into this exhibit, I call it "By the People, for the People",
here a
picture:

Exhibit Events:

"Lunch and Learn" guided tour: Thursday, September 18, from 12 to 1:30 pm. Upcoming!....don't miss out the opportunity to check out the collection at the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport:

12 noon: Meet in lobby outside Burt Chernow Gallery for lunch (Bring own lunch.) and a short film presentation
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Guided Tour of Housatonic collection with emphasis on women artists.
Artists in the collection include the famous NY School artist Elaine de Kooning, Lee Bontecou, Alice Baber, Rene Schumacher, Sylvia Sleight, Doris Cesar, Jane Freilicher, Jane Peterson. Current or one-time WCA-CT members in the museum: Ann Chernow, Camille Eskell, Suzanne Benton, Alberta Cifolelli, and CT feminist activist artist June Ahrens, as well as Susan Sharp.

Panel Discussion: Re-Invent: WHY NOT?! with artists, writers and other career-transforming women on Thursday, October 16, from 5:30 to 8 pm. * Save the Date!

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: reception with the speakers in the Burt Chernow Gallery
6:45 – 8:00 p.m.: panel discussion in HCC's newly opened Beacon Hall

A panel of outstanding women will discuss how women re-invent their careers, themselves, their ways of working and problem-solving, and how they break boundaries and re-energize.

Panelists: Exhibit Juror, Helen Klisser During, former curator of the Silvermine Gallery, currently a consultant to collectors; singer and photographer, Suzanne Sheridan; Prill Boyle, best-selling author of Defying Gravity about late-blooming women; and former art journalist Lisa Paul Streitfeld, now a full-time writer & artist in NYC.

*All events are free and the panel discussion will include refreshments.

Housatonic Museum of Art
Burt Chernow Gallery
900 Lafayette Blvd.

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Phone: (203) 332-5200

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