Virtual | An Evening with Barbara Earl Thomas

6pm PT / 7pm MT / 8pm CT / 9pm ET

ArtTable’s Northwest Chapter invites members and guests to celebrate the holidays by spending a virtual evening with esteemed artist Barbara Earl Thomas. She will be joined in conversation by Nina Bozicnik, Curator at the Henry Art Gallery, discussing the current exhibition, Packaged Black: Derrick Adams and Barbara Earl Thomas.

This special event promises to be a fun, informative, and intimate evening for ArtTable members and friends. Time will be set aside for questions from the audience. The evening will be peppered with chances to win exciting prizes through a raffle, and of course there will be a chance to connect with each other during some lively chat roulette.

Program:
– 6:00-6:10pm: Welcome + Thanks
– 6:10-6:40pm: Live conversation with Barbara Earl Thomas and Nina Bozicnik
– 6:40-6:50pm: Q&A
– 6:50-6:55pm: Introduction of new Chapter Leaders
– 6:55-7:05pm: Breakout rooms
– 7:05-7:15pm: Raffle

Raffle items include:

More raffle items to be announced!

 

Admission (includes one raffle ticket)

  • ArtTable Members – $10
  • Non-Members – $15

Additional raffle tickets:

  • 1 ticket – $15
  • 4 tickets – $60
  • 8 tickets – $120

 

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About the speakers

Nina Bozicnik is Curator at the Henry Art Gallery, where she has organized exhibitions including most recently Packaged Black: Derrick Adams and Barbara Earl Thomas (2021); Will Rawls: Everlasting Stranger (2021); Bambitchell: Bugs & Beasts Before the Law (2021), Carrie Yamaoka: recto/verso (2019), & Between Bodies (2018-19). She has also organized presentations & projects for the museum with artists including Demian DinéYazhi´ (2018), Chris E. Vargas & the Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art (2016-17), & Michelle Handelman (2015), among others. Prior to the Henry, Bozicnik held curatorial positions at the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire; deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts; and the Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, Massachusetts.

Barbara Earl Thomas earned her BA and MFA from the University of Washington. She has been the recipient of the Howard S. Wright Award, Stranger Genius Award, Mayor’s Arts Award, and Hauberg Fellowship. Thomas has completed residencies at the Pilchuck School of Glass, Stanwood; Museum of Glass, Tacoma; and Goathead Press, Tieton. She has held solo exhibitions at the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science; Seattle Art Museum; Bainbridge Island Art Museum; and Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham. Thomas has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including at the Bellevue Arts Museum; Northwest African American Museum, Seattle; and Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art. Her work is included in the public collections of the Portland Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, and Tacoma Art Museum. She is represented by the Claire Oliver Gallery in New York.

About the exhibition

Packaged Black brings together the work of artists Derrick Adams (b. 1970, Baltimore, MD) and Barbara Earl Thomas (b. 1948, Seattle, WA) in a collaborative, multi-media installation developed from their shared dialogue about representation, Black identity, and practices of cultural resistance. This exhibition is a synthesis of a multi-year, intergenerational, and cross-country exchange between New York-based Adams and Seattle-based Thomas that began after the two artists exhibited work alongside each other in a group show at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2017. For this exhibition, Thomas draws upon the role of media and fairytales in shaping social expectations and her own conception of self. She is presenting all new work, including an immersive installation conceived as a ‘transformation room’ and a series of new cut-paper portraits of friends and colleagues that riff on the concept of the royal court.

 

Thank you to ArtTable’s Northwest Chapter Leaders Jessica Landau, Judith Rinehart, and Gina Broze for organizing this program.


Image: Barbara Earl Thomas. Installation view of Packaged Black: Derrick Adams and Barbara Earl Thomas, 2021, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle. Photo: Jueqian Fang, courtesy of the Henry Art Gallery

DC | An Evening with Italian Duo Goldschmied & Chiari

6pm ET

Join ArtTable’s DC Chapter for a special evening featuring Italian duo, Goldschmied & Chiari, who are visiting the United States for the closing of their exhibition Magnifica on view at Marymount University’s Cody Gallery. Sara Goldschmied and Eleonora Chiari will give a short talk about their exhibition, along with curator Allison Nance and Cody Gallery director, Caitlin Berry. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

This program is open to ArtTable members and guests only.

Admission

  • ArtTable Members – $20
  • Members may bring a guest for an additional $15

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In compliance with University and state guidelines, masks are optional for vaccinated guests and recommended for unvaccinated guests.

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Cody Gallery of Marymount University is located inside Ballston Center at 1000 North Glebe Road, 2nd Floor. Street parking and Capital Bikeshare are available. The gallery is located near the Metroline Orange: Ballston-MU.

 

 


About the Artists

Milan-based artists Sara Goldschmied (b.1975, Arzignano) and Eleonora Chiari (b.1971, Rome) have been working together as the artist-duo Goldschmied & Chiari since 2001. Sara and Eleonora met in the late 1990s through a shared interest in photography and feminism activism. Their shared interests soon led to joint art projects and a remarkable two-decade-long partnership. They have earned widespread respect and recognition, both in Italy and internationally, through their innovative use of photography, video, performance, and installations. Much of their work draws conceptually from philosophy, social studies, and their historical Italian background. Their dynamic of working as a duo fundamentally impacts their approach to every project. They state that their most essential tool “…is our relationship as an artist duo because it feeds our art practice, for example, so that we see multiple sides of one issue.” Magnifica was organized by International Arts & Artists in partnership with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, in collaboration with Marymount University. This project is supported by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism under the 2019 Italian Council Program.

About the Exhibition

This exhibition is a collaboration by many ArtTable Members of the DC chapter, all of whom will be in attendance. They are Allison Nance, Curator; Caitlin Berry, Cody Gallery Director; Maria Sancho-Arroyo, Catalog Essayist; Ruth Abrahams, Catalog Designer. Funds raised from this program will support the DC chapter locally, including our intern, who receives a stipend for her work coordinating chapter activities and communications. Your contribution makes a real impact on the growth and mentorship opportunities in our chapter, thank you!

In Magnifica, Goldschmied & Chiari bring together new work from their iconic Untitled Views series, stylized with billowing pink and purple shades of smoke reminiscent of abstract blooms, deconstructing the very notion of portraying an idea, a face, a sensation, an architectural space. Three vase sculptures in pink blown Murano glass debut in this exhibition; the anthropomorphic shapes of these Magnifica vases are sensual and dangerous, drawing inspiration from carnivorous pitcher plants in deep reds and purples, and from lipstick kisses in bold pinks. The artists worked with craftsmen from the Italian island of Murano to create these vases, a process which involved breathing and blowing, thus, a human mouth has created a mouth-like vase, which conceptually blows the colored smoke integral to their Untitled Views.

 

Thank you to Allison Nance and Caitlin Berry from ArtTable’s DC Chapter for organizing this program.


Image: Left: Eleonora Chiari and Sara Goldschmied. Photo by Federca Belli; Right: Goldschmied & Chiari, “Magnifica”, 2020, Murano blown glass, Image courtesy of the artists, Photo by Roberto Marossi, © Goldschmied & Chiari

Virtual | Artist Talk with Andrea Chung

10am PT / 11am MT / 12pm CT / 1pm ET

Please join us for a virtual artist talk with Andrea Chung, whose exhibition, We Was Girls Together, was recently presented at Tyler Park Presents in San Diego.

We Was Girls Together, inspired by Toni Morrison’s book Sula, is a series of large-scale collages that celebrates the relationships of black women in all their complexities and displays Chung’s gratitude for them. As Chung says, “Our sisterhood, our love for one another, is not always visible to the unfamiliar, nor should it always be.” Click here to read more about the exhibition.

Chung’s work has recently been featured in Prospect 4 (New Orleans) and the Jamaican Biennale (Kingston, Jamaica), as well as the Chinese American Museum and California African American Museum in Los Angeles, and the San Diego Art Institute. In 2017, her first solo museum exhibition took place at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, You broke the ocean in half to be here. She has participated in national and international residencies, including Headlands Center for the Arts and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been written about in the Artfile Magazine, Artnet, and Los Angeles Times, as well as a number of academic essays looking at the subject of colonialism and slavery in the Caribbean. (Full bio below)

Admission

  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
  • All other ArtTable Members – $10
  • Non-Members – $15
  • Members may bring an additional guest for $5

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Accessibility: Please note that this program will offer live closed captioning. If you require additional accommodations, please email programs@arttable.org.


About the Artist

Andrea Chung standing in front of her artworkAndrea Chung lives and works in San Diego, California. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design, New York, and a Master of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. Her recent biennale and museum exhibitions include Prospect 4, New Orleans and the Jamaican Biennale, Kingston, Jamaica, as well as the Chinese American Museum and California African American Museum in Los Angeles, and the San Diego Art Institute. In 2017, her first solo museum exhibition took place at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, You broke the ocean in half to be here. She has participated in national and international residencies, including the Vermont Studio Center, McColl Center for Visual Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been written about in the Artfile Magazine, New Orleans Times, Picayune, Artnet, Los Angeles Times, and International Review of African-American Art, as well as a number of academic essays looking at the subject of colonialism and slavery in the Caribbean.

Virtual | NoCal Artist Talk with Lava Thomas

10am PT

ArtTable’s Northern California Chapter is very pleased to present an Artist Talk with Lava Thomas. Thomas tackles issues of race, gender, representation and memorialization through a multidisciplinary practice that spans drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and site-specific installations. Drawing from her family’s Southern roots, current socio-political events, intersectional feminism and African American protest and devotional traditions, Thomas’s practice centers ideas that amplify visibility, healing, and empowerment in the face of erasure, trauma and oppression.

This program is free and open to members of ArtTable’s Northern California Chapter only. Members may bring one additional guest.

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a Zoom link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
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Lava Thomas with 2 artworksAbout Lava Thomas

A deeply resonating voice in contemporary art, Lava Thomas’s work is included in the National Portrait Gallery’s triennial exhibition, The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today. Her work has been exhibited in various institutions including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., the International Print Center, New York, NY; the Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA; the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; and the California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the United States Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; the M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA and the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA.

 

Thank you to ArtTable Northern California Chapter Leadership for organizing this program.


Image:

  1. Lava Thomas in her studio

Partner Program | Author Talk – Art: Creating With Judy Chicago

July 20, 2021 at 8pm

PBS Books presents this Author Talk with Judy Chicago about her book The Flowering: The Autobiography of Judy Chicago. Chicago will be in conversation with ArtTable’s Lila Harnett Executive Director, Jessica Porter!

This event will be a time for viewers to get to know America’s most dynamic living artist. Known for her extraordinary and genre-defying art, such as The Dinner Party, Birth Project, Holocaust Project, and more, Chicago is a trailblazing feminist and a champion of using art to express visions and challenge boundaries. PBS Books is honored to learn more about Chicago alongside viewers nationwide, as she explores her own personal journey to becoming a multi-talented American icon. This special event will showcase the stories behind her works and celebrate her lifelong aim: a more just and equitable world for all beings.

Click here to read more about the book and the artist.

The event will be live streamed on the PBS Books Facebook Page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images courtesy of the artist and PBS Books.

Virtual | Artist Talk with Charlotte Caspers

2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT

ArtTable’s Artist Talk series is made possible by the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Originally formatted as in-person Artist Breakfasts, ArtTable has moved most programming into the virtual realm during the pandemic. Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with Charlotte Caspers.

Admission

  • Non-Members – $10
  • ArtTable Members – $5
  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
  • Members may bring an additional guest for $5

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

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Accessibility: Please note that this program will offer live closed captioning. If you require additional accommodations, please email programs@arttable.org.


About Charlotte Caspers

Headshot of Charlotte Caspers in black and white; white woman turned 3/4 profile to the left, dark hair pulled back in a low bunCharlotte Caspers (Ghent, 1979) is an artist who makes use of historical painting techniques and materials in a contemporary way. Central to her work is the subtle communication of materials, of human beings as makers, with nature as the basis of everything. She connects these themes with her specific form language and with her clearly recognisable aesthetics. Caspers studied Art History at Radboud University in Nijmegen and took the postgraduate course in painting restoration at Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg in Maastricht (SRAL). She specialized in historical painting materials and techniques and has made historical reconstructions for numerous museums and institutions, including the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, Tate Britain, Princeton and Duke University, and Dutch television. For ten years, Caspers has been a guest lecturer in historical painting techniques at the Department of Conservation and Restoration at the University of Amsterdam.

 

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.


Images:

  1. Colour composition maple tree, 2019. 93 x 72 cm. Oak panels, mineral pigments in distemper, graphite, & goldleaf. Image courtesy of the artist.
  2. Charlotte Caspers, courtesy of the artist; Photo by Joris Hilterman

Virtual | Artist Talk with Shahzia Sikander

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Artist Talk series is made possible by the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Originally formatted as in-person Artist Breakfasts, ArtTable has moved all programming into the virtual realm during the pandemic. Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with Shahzia Sikander.

Shahzia will talk about individual works she created from 1988 to 2003, elaborating on the evolution of her unique visual lexicon as she negotiated a language between the pictorial traditions of Central and South Asia and contemporary practices, through the lens of her experience from Pakistan to the US as an immigrant pre and post 9/11 and how that period’s shifting socio-political culture shaped her broader practice.

Admission

  • Non-Members – $10
  • ArtTable Members – $5
  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
  • Members may bring an additional guest for $5

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

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Accessibility: Please note that this program will offer live closed captioning. If you require additional accommodations, please email programs@arttable.org.


About Shahzia Sikander

Image of Shahzia Sikander, a Pakistani-American woman with long dark hair, wearing a white blazerPioneering Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander is one of the most influential artists working today. Sikander is widely celebrated for expanding and subverting pre-modern and classical Central and South-Asian miniature painting traditions and launching the form known today as neo-miniature. By bringing traditional and historical practice into dialogue with contemporary international art practices, Sikander’s multivalent and investigative work examines colonial archives to readdress orientalist narratives in western art history. Interrogating ideas of language, trade, empire, and migration through imperial and feminist perspectives Sikander’s paintings, video animations, mosaics and sculpture explore gender roles and sexuality, cultural identity, racial narratives, and colonial and postcolonial histories.

Sikander earned a B.F.A. in 1991 from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan. Her seminal thesis work, The Scroll (1989–1990) which initiated the start of the neo-miniature movement, garnered awards, exhibitions and press, as well as led to increased enrollment in the NCA’s miniature painting department. Subsequently, Sikander was appointed as a lecturer in miniature painting at the school. The artist then moved to the United States to pursue an M.F.A. at the Rhode Island School of Design from 1993 to 1995; from 1995 to 1997, she participated in the Glassell School of Art’s CORE Program at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (2006) and the State Department Medal of Arts (2012), Sikander’s innovative work has been exhibited and collected internationally.

Shahzia Sikander will be the subject of a traveling exhibition titled Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities. The exhibition will open at The Morgan Library in New York in June 2021, followed by the RISD Museum in Providence, Rhode Island in November 2021, and then the MFA Houston in Texas in Spring 2022. On the occasion of these exhibitions, there will be a major new monograph printed. Extraordinary Realities is an exhaustive examination of Sikander’s work from 1987 to 2003, charting her early development as an artist in Lahore and the United States, and foregrounding her critical role in bringing miniature painting into dialogue with contemporary art. Edited by Jan Howard and Sadia Abbas, with contributions by Gayatri Gopinath, Faisal Devji, Kishwar Rizvi, Sadia Abbas, Jan Howard, Vasif Kortun, Dennis Congdon, Bashir Ahmed, Rick Lowe, and Julie Mehretu.

 

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

Thank you to Julia P. Herzberg, Ph.D., member of ArtTable’s New York Chapter Programming Committee, for organizing this program.


Images:

  1. “Cholee Kay Peechay Kiya? Chunree Kay Neechay Kiya? (What Is under the Blouse? What Is under the Dress?)”, 1997; Vegetable Color, dry pigment, watercolor and tea on wasli paper; Marieluise Hessel Collection, Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
  2. “Hood’s Red Rider No. 2”, 1997; Vegetable Color, dry pigment, watercolor, gold and tea on wasli paper; Collection of Susan and Lew Manilow

Virtual | Artist Talk with Barbara Prey & Jennifer Trainer Thompson

6pm ET | 5pm CT | 3pm PT

In November of 2016, artist Barbara Prey was commissioned by the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) to paint a vast watercolor for Building 6, an addition of over 120,000 square feet of exhibition space that opened back in 2017. Her painting would depict part of the interior of the building in its raw, pre-renovated state as a historic mill, before the space transformed into long-term exhibition galleries. With the addition of Building 6, MASS MoCA became one of the largest contemporary art museums in the country, with Prey’s massive painting aptly taking the title of the world’s largest watercolor painting. Join us for a virtual conversation with the artist, and filmmaker, author, and museum administrator Jennifer Trainer Thompson. Barbara and Jennifer will be joining us live from MASS MoCA, with Barbara’s installed painting on view throughout the conversation.

You can read more about the commission and the artist’s process here.

Admission

  • Non-Members – $10
  • ArtTable Members – $5
  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
  • Members may bring an additional guest for $5

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

Not a member? Join today!

Can’t make the program at this time? Register anyway to receive a recording after!

Accessibility: Please note that this program will offer live closed captioning. If you require additional accommodations, please email programs@arttable.org.


About Barbara Prey

Barbara Prey headshot; a white woman with dark, medium length brown hair, wearing a white blouse with a popped collarOne of America’s most renowned contemporary artists, Barbara Prey was recently commissioned by MASS MoCA to create the largest known watercolor painting (8 by 15 feet) for their new building. Prey’s work also resides in the National Gallery of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the New York Historical Society, Kennedy Space Center and the permanent collection of the White House, where she is one of just two living female artists represented.

Prey has served for over ten years as the sole visual artist on the U.S. President- appointed National Council on the Arts, the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts. Artists are appointed for their contributions and recognition in American Art. In 2003, the White House Christmas card featured her painting of the Diplomatic Reception Room. With dozens of artworks commissioned by government agencies and institutions, such as four paintings for NASA, Prey is a global ambassador for American Art. Tapped annually for the U.S. Art in Embassies program, Prey’s work has been on display in over one hundred U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide. Her painting Gallantly Streaming is currently on view in the lobby of the U.S. Mission to the U.N.

Prey earned a Bachelor’s degree from Williams College, where she is an adjunct faculty member, and a Master’s degree from Harvard University. She has received numerous institutional accolades, including a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, where she spent a year painting in Asia, a Fulbright Scholarship and the New York State Senate’s “Women of Distinction” Award. She maintains studios in New York, Maine, and Massachusetts.

About Jennifer Trainer Thompson

Headshot of Jennifer Trainer Thompson; white woman with short blonde hair, red dress, and a pearl necklace

Jennifer Trainer Thompson is a filmmaker, author, and museum administrator.  She was one of a handful of people who developed and built MASS MoCA, working at the museum for 28 years as the first Director of Development. An award-winning journalist, she’s the author or co-author of 20 books including BEYOND EINSTEIN and FRESH FISH. She is currently director of Hancock Shaker Village, a living history museum in the Berkshires with one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Shaker material culture in the world. Jennifer also directed MUSEUM TOWN, a documentary film that tells the story of a unique museum, the small town it calls home, and the great risk, hope, and power of art to transform a desolate post-industrial city.

 


Images:

  1. Barbara Ernst Prey, “MASS MoCA Building 6”, 2015 – 2017; Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper, with materials from Building 6; courtesy of MASS MoCA and the artist.
  2. Barbara Ernst Prey, courtesy of the artist.
  3. Jennifer Trainer Thompson, courtesy of the speaker.

Virtual | Discovering Digital – Immersive Technology & Art with Laura Hertzfeld & Nancy Baker Cahill

6pm ET | 5pm CT | 3pm PT

Discovering Digital is a new programming series developed by ArtTable’s New York Chapter Programs Committee. Each discussion will explore different aspects of new media initiatives in the art world. These virtual conversations are led by experts in the field and appeal to all who are interested in digital media.

As COVID-19 has created a higher demand for art that can be experienced in the public space, immersive technologies like augmented reality and virtual reality have become synonymous with what’s marketable and accessible in our current pandemic world. Artist Nancy Baker Cahill and journalist/producer Laura Hertzfeld will discuss immersive art, the creative process, and the possibilities and perils of the brave new world of NFTs – as well as provide insight on how to get started in the digital art world.

Admission

  • Non-Members – $10
  • ArtTable Members – $5
  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
  • Members may bring an additional guest for $5

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

Not a member? Join today!

Can’t make the program at this time? Register anyway to receive a recording after!

Accessibility: Please note that this program will offer live closed captioning. If you require additional accommodations, please email programs@arttable.org.


About Nancy Baker Cahill

Headshot of Nancy Baker Cahill, a white woman wearing dark rimmed glasses and a black tank top

Nancy Baker Cahill is a new media artist who examines power, selfhood, and embodied consciousness through drawing and shared immersive space. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) art platform exploring resistance and inclusive creative expression. Her recent AR public art project, Liberty Bell, commissioned by Art Production Fund, earned features in the New York Times, frieze Magazine, Artnet, Smithsonian Magazine and the Washington Post, among many other publications. The project, on view through 2021, spans six historic and culturally significant sites along the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. and appeared in Artnews’ list, The Defining Public Artworks of 2020. Baker Cahill was also included in ARTnews’ list of 2021 Deciders.

Her 2018 TED talk, Augmented Reality (AR) as an Artist’s Tool for Equity and Access, launched her international public speaking practice. She has since delivered keynotes at the 2019 Games For Change, 2020 A.W.E. (Augmented World Expo) and has spoken at the Hirshhorn Museum and numerous academic institutions and conferences. Baker Cahill is an artist scholar in the Berggruen Institute’s inaugural Transformations of the Human Fellowship, and will begin a residency focused on AR monuments at Oxy Arts this summer. She is the Art and Creative Technologies Advisor for the XRSI Safety Initiative, and is a member of the Guild of Future Architects. In May 2021, she will receive the Williams College Bicentennial Medal of Honor.

About Laura Hertzfeld

Laura Hertzfeld - white woman with dark brown hair, red shit, and black blazerLaura Hertzfeld is an Emmy-winning producer, writer, and editor with over a decade of experience helping news organizations develop online content, engagement and distribution strategies. She leads the XR Partner Program at Yahoo Ryot Labs, building AR and VR projects for Verizon Media’s news partners. Laura was a 2018-2019 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University where she researched the intersection of art, immersive storytelling, and journalism. She previously led Journalism 360, an immersive storytelling initiative from Google News Lab, Knight Foundation, and ONA. She has held leadership roles at Entertainment Weekly, Ora TV, and PBS.org and was an editor on the original Yahoo News team.

 

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

Thank you to Regan Lynne Larroque, ArtTable’s New York Chapter Programming Committee Co-Chair, for organizing this program.


Images: 

  1. Hollow Point 101, LUMINEX: Dialogues of Light, Courtesy of Nancy Baker Cahill
  2. Nancy Baker Cahill, courtesy of the speaker
  3. Laura Hertzfeld, courtesy of the speaker

Virtual | Artist Talk with Angela Fraleigh

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Artist Talk series is made possible by the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Originally formatted as in-person Artist Breakfasts, ArtTable has moved all programming into the virtual realm during the pandemic. Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with Angela Fraleigh.

Please join us after the discussion for 10-15 minutes of virtual networking in Zoom Breakout Rooms! In pre-pandemic times, ArtTable programs were a time for members and non-members to connect with old friends and meet new people, and we aim to simulate that in the virtual realm!

Admission

  • Non-Members – $15
  • ArtTable Members – $10
  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free

Not a member? Join today!

Can’t make the program at this time? Register anyway to receive a recording after!

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
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About Angela Fraleigh

Angela Fraleigh (b. 1976) earned her MFA from Yale University School of Art and her BFA from Boston University. Her solo exhibitions include Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY; Inman Gallery in Houston, TX; PPOW Gallery in New York, NY; Peters Projects in Santa Fe, NM; and James Harris Gallery in Seattle, WA. She has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, and has been the recipient of several awards and residencies including the Yale University Alice Kimball English grant; The Sharpe-Walentas Program Brooklyn, NY; and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. Fraleigh has created site-specific solo projects for the Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center (Shadows Searching for Light, 2018) and the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (Lost in the Light, 2015), the Everson Museum of Art (Between Tongue and Teeth, 2016) and the Delaware Art Museum (Sound the Deep Waters, 2019).

She currently lives and works in Allentown, PA, where she is a Full Professor and Department Chair at Moravian College. Fraleigh’s debut solo exhibition with Hirschl & Adler Modern, Fluttering still, is on view now through March 12, 2021.

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

Thank you to Hirschl & Adler Modern for helping to make this program possible.


Image Credits

  1. We tell beginnings, 2021; Oil and watercolor on canvas over panel, 56 x 48 in.; Courtesy of the artist and Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York; Photo © Ken Ek
  2. Angela Fraleigh, courtesy of the artist
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