Pen + Brush and AWAD Present
Bridging the Divide: Contemporary Art, Demoralization, and the Power of Alliance
Location: Pen + Brush, 29 E. 22nd Street
Date / Time: Thurs. March 2nd, 2017: 7-8.30pm
(VIP reception 5.30pm, General arrivals 6.30pm, Open mingling until 9pm)
Taking place in the midst of Armory Week 2017, we're delighted to announce the panelist line-up:
Janice Sands, Pen + Brush [Executive Director] www.penandbrush.org [Twitter @penbrush Instagram @penandbrushnyc]
Mashonda Tifrere, ArtLeadHER [Founder] www.artleadher.com [@ArtLeadHER]
V.L. Cox, Artist www.greatfineart.com [@vlcox]
Susan Mumford, Association of Women Art Dealers [Founder & CEO] www.womenartdealers.org [@womenartdealers]
As we all grapple with how to face a world that looks, feels and almost is completely upside down, the role of art is more critical than ever.
Art has the capacity to freely reflect dissent, provoke empathy, and understanding, and offer solace through expressions of sheer humanity, beauty, and love.
This discussion is meant to prompt a productive dialog between artists and the arts professionals who work to support their voices.
P+B and AWAD, as organizations formed in the spirit of alliance to champion under-recognized voices in the arts, fight everyday on behalf of creative voices in need of support systems.
For this discussion, we aim to bring together artists, gallerists, curators, organizations, critics, institutions, and the audience for an open forum to discuss our roles as allies in this new era. This will include an open forum with the audience in NYC and virtually, we encourage you to bring your voice, bring your opinion, and don’t dumb it down.
P+B is a safe space that welcomes productive, frank, dialog.
Though we live in a generation where women leaders are on a steady rise, there are still challenges that are marked by living in a patriarchal society. Looking at the ratio of men to women representation in the arts for example, highlights quite a jarring disproportion of artist depiction. While 51% of visual artists in present day identify as women, only 28% of museum solo exhibitions actually spotlight them…