Northwest | Our Very Own Art Walk – Deconstructed Art Fair VIP Tour

4pm PT

Back by popular demand, the Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair is returning in August 2021, celebrating the resilience of visual arts in Seattle with over 40 galleries, art institutions and non-profit organizations participating in the Fair, which runs online and in person from August 5 – 31, 2021.

We invite ArtTable members and non-members to join us for an exclusive ArtTable Art Walk of galleries participating in the Fair – August 14, 2021, 4pm – 6pm PT. Gallerists will chat with the group from their doorways and there will be several options available to enjoy the artwork: look through the windows while chatting outside, look online in advance, since the entire Fair will be documented virtually, or take a few moments inside.

Please join us for special access to exhibition overviews from leading galleries in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, ending with an optional traditional Art Fair *champagne and shrimp* reception at J. Rinehart Gallery, hosted by ArtTable Northwest co-Chair Judith Rinehart.

This program is free for ArtTable members, who may bring an additional guest for $5.
It is open to non-members as well for $15.

Not an ArtTable member? Join today!

Please read before registering:

Covid-19 Guidelines:

  • Please note that by registering for this event you consent to have your contact information shared with ArtTable to be used in the event that contact tracing is needed.
  • While masks or face coverings are no longer required outdoors for fully vaccinated individuals, we strongly encourage you to wear one while in close proximity to others who are not in your immediate household.

Accessibility: Please email programs@arttable.org if you require accessibility information for this program.

Getting There: The exact meeting location will be shared with attendees before the program.

Thank you to ArtTable Northwest Chapter Co-Chairs Gina Broze, Jessica Landau, & Judith Rinehart.


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  1. Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair

POSTPONED – Philly | Mural Arts Philadelphia: Mural Mile Walking Tour

This program has been postponed. The new date will be updated in the coming weeks.

10am ET

Join Executive Director of the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program Jane Golden for an exciting walking tour! Get to know Mural Arts Philadelphia’s world-renowned collection along the Mural Mile. Explore the culturally-rich and bold Center City, getting up close and personal with murals that tell the intimate and inspiring stories of Philadelphia, its leaders, and citizens. The “Mural Mile” highlights art tucked in out-of-the-way corners to soaring additions to the cityscape. The tour will include an array of murals selected by Golden such as Russell Craig’s “Crown”, (2020), Amy Sherald’s “Untitled”, (2019), Euhri Jones and David McShane, “Water Gives Life”, (2018), Meg Saligman’s “Philadelphia Muses”, (1999), and Jonathan Laidacker’s “Philadelphia Microcosm”, (2019), among others.

We’re pleased to be able to offer ArtTable members & friends a discounted rate for this tour – $10 for ArtTable members and $15 for non-members. Not an ArtTable member? Join today!

Please read before registering:

Covid-19 Guidelines:

  • Please note that by registering for this event you consent to have your contact information shared with ArtTable to be used in the event that contact tracing is needed.
  • While masks or face coverings are no longer required outdoors for fully vaccinated individuals, we strongly encourage you to wear one while in close proximity to others who are not in your immediate household.

Accessibility: Please email programs@arttable.org if you require accessibility information for this program.

Getting There: The tour will begin at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), Lenfest Plaza Paint Torch Sculpture (128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102). This tour is not a loop, it ends in the general vicinity of 12th and Walnut Streets. Directions will be shared with all registered attendees in advance of the program.


About Jane Golden

Jane Golden has been the driving force of Mural Arts Philadelphia since its inception in 1984, overseeing its growth from a small city agency into the nation’s largest public art program. Under Golden’s direction, Mural Arts has created over 4,000 works of transformative public art through community engagement. In partnership with innovative collaborators, she has developed groundbreaking and rigorous programs that employ the power of art to transform practice and policies related to youth education, restorative justice, environmental justice and behavioral health. Sought-after nationally and internationally as an expert on urban transformation through art, Golden has received numerous awards for her work, including the Philadelphia Award, the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Award and the Katharine Hepburn Medal. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and serves on the Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council and the board of directors of The Heliotrope Foundation. Click here to read more about Mural Arts Philadelphia!

 

Thank you to ArtTable Philadelphia Chapter Co-Chairs Laurie McGahey and Rachel Zimmerman for organizing this program. Thanks also to Jane Golden, Executive Director, and Genny Boccardo-Dubey, Chief Advancement Officer at Mural Arts Philadelphia.


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  1. Mural Mile walking tour, April 2, 2019. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Virtual | Art in Public Spaces with Sonia Romero, Danielle Brazell, Felicia Filer, & Heidi Zeller

10:30 am PT/12:30pm CT/ 1:30pm ET

On July 6, members of ArtTable’s Southern California chapter met for a walkthrough of Sonia Romero’s unique and powerful Metro Arts mural project in the historic Mariachi Plaza’s Gold Line Station in Boyle Heights. As a result of this successful event, we are following up with part two! 

Join us for a virtual discussion on the current state of public art in Los Angeles and Romero’s public art projects — especially as we emerge from the pandemic with an increased awareness of the profound value of art in activated public spaces across all the city’s diverse communities. 

Romero unpacks the community and history-centric content of the work, as well as offers insight as to how the project came into fruition over the course of more than five years. Additionally, we are honored to welcome to this conversation with the perspectives of LA Metro’s head of Cultural Programming Heidi Zeller, Director of the City of L.A.’s Public Art Division Felicia Filer, and the Department of Cultural Affairs General Manager Danielle Brazell.

Admission

  • Current ArtTable Members – $10
  • Members may bring a guest for an additional $5
  • Non Members – $15

Not an ArtTable member? Join today!

Accessibility: Please email programs@arttable.org if you require accessibility information for this program.


About the Speakers

Sonia Romero is a Los Angeles artist known for her paper-cut and printmaking aesthetics which she incorporates into both her fine art and public art commissions. Born in 1980, she grew up in an artistic household in Echo Park before formally studying at the Rhode Island School of Design. After returning to California, she began working as a public artist, and was the artist in residence at Avenue 50 Studio in Northeast Los Angeles from 2007-2014. (soniaromero)

Danielle Brazell is a visionary national arts and cultural leader, passionate about the roles that arts, culture, and creativity play in advancing civic belonging, equity, economic prosperity, and social connectedness. Her career spans thirty years, first as an artist, teaching artist, cultural producer, and administrator, and now as the General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). A passionate advocate, she advances the agency’s mission to enhance the quality of life in the city. Ms. Brazell provides executive leadership to a staff of 84 full-time employees and over 200 part- time employees, including a robust roster of teaching artists. Ms. Brazell works with the progressive agency’s Community Arts, Grants Administration, Public Art, and Marketing, Development, Design, and Digital Research division directors, and the Performing Arts Program and General and Administrative Support Program directors, to implement an annual budget of $22 million and a robust $150 million portfolio of capital projects, facilities, programming, and initiatives of free and low-cost publicly accessible arts and cultural services citywide. Prior to 2014, Ms. Brazell was the Executive Director of Arts for LA, a highly visible arts advocacy organization serving the greater Los Angeles region. Under her stewardship, Arts for LA became a formidable coalition advancing the arts in the largest county in the country. Ms. Brazell was previously the Artistic Director of Highways Performance Art Space and the Director of Special Projects for the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. She serves as a board member of Americans for the Arts and DataArts.

Felicia Filer is the public art director for the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. She has overseen the commission and fulfillment of over 200 permanent public art projects throughout the city. In Summer 2016, Filer co-produced the city’s inaugural Public Art Biennial, CURRENT: LA Water. The Biennial commissioned 15 original, temporary public art installations and 150 public programs. A native of Los Angeles, she earned an MBA in finance and marketing from Claremont Graduate University. (linkedin)

Heidi Zeller is LA Metro’s Senior Manager of Cultural Programming. Zeller is an arts organizer and cultural planner with a focus on the role of art in enriching public space and civic dialogue. At LA Metro, she produces Metro Art Presents, a series of arts and cultural events at historic Union Station. She is a proud native Angeleno. (ciclavia)

Thank you to Shana Nys Dambrot & Ceci Moss, ArtTable SoCal Chapter Co-Chairs, for organizing this program.


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  1. Headshots of the speakers, clockwise from top left: Sonia Romero, Danielle Brazell, Felicia Filer, & Heidi Zeller

NoCal | Curator Chat: Dr. Elaine Yau on ‘Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective’ at BAMPFA

12:30pm PT

Connect in-person with your fellow Northern California ArtTable members and guests during an outdoor picnic and discussion with Dr. Elaine Yau, Associate Curator for the Eli Leon Living Trust Collection of African American Quilts. Dr. Yau co-curated the exhibition, Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). This show is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s work to date, featuring approximately seventy quilts, pieced tops, embroideries, assemblages, and decorated objects by one of the most brilliant and inventive quilt makers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

BAMPFA opens at 11:00am; museum admission will be complimentary for all registered ArtTable members the morning of July 16th if you wish to view the exhibition in-person at your own leisure. The outdoor conversation with Dr. Yau will begin at 12:30pm at the small patio/plaza at the top of the BAMPFA lawn surrounded by stone seating and shade. Bring your own picnic and enjoy!

Click here to read more about the exhibition.

This program is free for ArtTable members and $10 for non-members. Members may bring a guest for an additional $5.

Not an ArtTable member? Join today!

Please read before registering:

Covid-19 Guidelines:

  • Please note that by registering for this event you consent to have your contact information shared with ArtTable to be used in the event that contact tracing is needed.
  • While masks or face coverings are no longer required outdoors for fully vaccinated individuals, we strongly encourage you to wear one while in close proximity to others who are not in your immediate household.

Accessibility: Please email programs@arttable.org if you require accessibility information for this program.

Getting There: Directions will be shared with all registered attendees in advance of the program.


About Dr. Elaine Yau

Elaine Yau headshot Elaine Y. Yau is Associate Curator of the Eli Leon Living Trust Collection of African American Quilts at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA); where she is curating an exhibition from Leon’s historic bequest of approximately 3,000 quilts. Along with Larry Rinder, she served as co-curator of Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective in 2020. The Smithsonian American Art Museum has supported her research, as well as the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art; and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Yau later earned her doctoral degree at the University of California, Berkeley in History of Art with an emphasis in Folklore in 2015.

 

Thank you to Dorothy Davila, ArtTable Board Member and NoCal Committee Member, for organizing this program.


Images:

  1. Exhibition installation image courtesy Impart Photography.
  2. Elaine Yau, courtesy Katie Cleese Photography

Virtual | Exhibition Tour – ‘Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists & the Politics of Scale’

4:30pm ET | 3:30pm CT | 1:30pm PT

Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale, on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, examines the approaches of women artists for whom space is a critical feature of their work, whether they take the space on a wall, the real estate of a room through sculpture and installation, engage seriality as a spatial visual practice, cast a wide legacy in art history or claim the space of their body. Curated by Jodi Throckmorton and Brittany Webb, this exhibition features more than sixty works of art from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ permanent collection. In this virtual exhibition tour, Dr. Brittany Webb will discuss the exhibition and the importance of women’s leadership in producing this exhibition.

This program is open to ArtTable members only.

Admission

  • 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 Brittany Webb

Taking Space Installation ViewBrittany Webb is the inaugural Evelyn and Will Kaplan Curator of Twentieth-Century Art and the John Rhoden Collection. In this role, Webb oversees the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, and programs of 20th century art and provides instruction for the School of Fine Arts at PAFA. Webb’s first exhibition at PAFA, Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale (November 2020-September 5, 2021) is co-curated with Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art at PAFA. Webb is also organizing a major retrospective exhibition and catalogue of the work of the African American sculptor John Rhoden (1916-2001) and stewards a collection of nearly 300 sculptures by Rhoden, leading PAFA’s ongoing effort to place his artworks into the permanent collections of museums around the world.

Prior to joining PAFA, Webb was a member of the curatorial staff of the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Dr. Webb holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Temple University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California.

Thank you to ArtTable Philadelphia Chapter Co-Chairs Laurie McGahey and Rachel Zimmerman for organizing this program, and Dr. Brittany Webb and Christiana Cruz-Council from PAFA.


Images:

  1. Deborah Willis, I Made Space For a Good Man, 2009, Lithograph, gift from the collection of Winston and Carolyn Lowe in honor of Brandywine founder, Allan L. EdmundsDeborah Willis/Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 2019.18.35
  2. Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, January 21, 2021–September 5, 2021. Photo by Adrian Cubillas, courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.
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