TRANSFORMING CULTURE AND SOCIETY: MIDWEST WOMEN ARTISTS, 1960s-1980s
DISCOVERING THEIR WORK, TELLING THEIR STORIES, LEARNING FROM THE PAST
NOVEMBER 2 & 3, 2017
The Art Department of Bradley University and Illinois Women Artists Project (IWA) are organizing the fourth biennial Midwest Women Artists Symposium to be held on the Bradley University campus.
The Symposium will examine the impact that Midwestern women artists of the 1960s and '70s had on their communities and on the evolution of American art. Many of the women used their creative skills and activities to comment on one or more of the social and political issues of the day, most notably civil rights, women’s rights, environmental conditions and the war in Vietnam. They were aware of artistic currents in New York City and on the West Coast, but often took a different path in their choice of subject matter and/or the media in which they chose to work.
Chicago-based surrealist artist Eleanor Spiess-Ferris will present a short talk on her career and work, some of which will be on exhibit in Bradley University’s Heuser Gallery. An exhibition in Hartmann Gallery will feature works by other artists participating in the panel discussions, including Christine Rojek, Jane Gilmor, Barbara Ciujek, Sandra Menefee Taylor, Arlene Turner Crawford, Fern Shaffer, Lindsay Lochman and Jane Stevens.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2017
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2017 all sessions at Hayden-Clark Alumni Center
You may contact Kristan H. McKinsey, Director of Illinois Women Artists Project, for additional information at 309-677-2860 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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