Exhibition sponsored by the Women's Caucus of Art- Connecticut Chapter with additional funding from the James A. Hulley Arts Foundation and the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism
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.
"Lunch and Learn" guided tour
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.
"Re-invent: WHY NOT?!" panel discussion, moderator Janet Luongo
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.
WHY NOT?! Exhibiting Artists:
Karen Brussat Butler
Marie M. Curtis
Jean Proux Dibner
Elizabeth Rose Eiten
Ellen Hackl Fagan
Helga Butzer Felleisen
Tracy Walter Ferry
Michela Anne Griffo
Sydney Phillips Hardin
Min Sin Kim
harriet regina marion
Sandra K. Meagher
Irene K. Miller
Julie Fay Miller
Trish Elwood O'Day
Ginny B. Rogers
Roxanne Faber Savage