Visionary Women Salon: Discussion with Judy Chicago

 

Visionary Women

Join Visionary Women for an intimate

salon with Judy Chicago!

Event Date: September 5, 2019

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Jeffrey Deitch Gallery
925 North Orange Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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Judy Chicago

JUDY CHICAGO

Judy Chicago is an artist, author of fourteen books, educator, and humanist whose work and life are models for an enlarged definition of art, an expanded role for the artist, and women’s rights to freedom of expression. Chicago is most well-known for her role in creating a Feminist art and art education program in California during the early 1970’s, and for her monumental work The Dinner Partyexecuted between 1974 – 1979, which is the centerpiece of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Over the subsequent decades, Chicago has approached a variety of subjects in a range of media, including the Birth ProjectPowerPlay, the Holocaust Project: From Darkness into LightResolutions: A Stitch in Time. Most recently she completed The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinctionwhich will be premiered at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Fall 2019, shortly after the publication of a major monograph. Chicago’s work has been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally. Her continued influence has been increasingly acknowledged; as recently evidenced by her inclusion in Time Magazine’s list of the “100 Most Influential People” in 2018.

Judy Chicago's THE DINNER PARTY is on display at the Brooklyn Museum
Judy Chicago’s THE DINNER PARTY is on display at the Brooklyn Museum

Her work is in the collections of the British Museum, Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), National Gallery (Washington DC), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, Getty Trust and Getty Research Institute, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and over 25 university art museums such as Brandeis, Cornell, Harvard, Illinois, Michigan, UCLA, Canterbury (New Zealand) and Cambridge (UK).

Andrea

ANDREA BOWERS

Los Angeles multimedia artist Andrea Bowers’ work explores the intersection between activism and art. Her main focus is the necessity of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience in the lives of women. Andrea’s recent work investigates the continued exploitation of the poor and working class. Her intricate photorealist drawings, large-scale graphic works, videos and ephemera pay homage to a multitude of movements and causes particularly feminism, climate justice, immigrant rights and workers’ rights. She is a proud member of the SEIU local 721 and currently a member of the Bargaining Committee for the Otis College of Art and Design Part-time Faculty Union. She has been teaching in the Otis Graduate Public Practice Program since 2007.

Connie Butler

CONNIE BUTLER– MODERATOR

Connie Butler is the Chief Curator at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles where, since 2013, she has organized numerous exhibitions including the biennial of Los Angeles artists Made in LA (2014), Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth (2015) and Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great Space (2017). She also co-curated Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions which opened at the Hammer in October 2018, and Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence which opens at the Hammer in fall 2019. From 2006-2013 she was the Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings at The Museum of Modern Art, New York where she co-curated the first major Lygia Clark retrospective in the United States (2014) and On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century (2010). Butler also organized the groundbreaking survey WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution (2007) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles where she was curator from 1996-2006.

Visionary Women is a non-profit organization 

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dedicated to advancing the status of women.

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Through our VW Salon Series, we shine a light on women’s causes and initiatives. We involve young women and girls in all Salons as a part of our mentorship program.

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We are efficient and lean – 90% of all funds raised go directly to the organizations we support.

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To date, VW has supported organizations such as:
The White Helmets, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Peace Is Loud, Apne App, World of Children Award, Communities in Schools,
LACMA Local, Girls for the Last Girl, Hunt Alternatives Fund, Chrysalis, Futures Without Violence, Shine Global, Planned Parenthood, Hammer, Join the Fight, OPCC, Union Rescue Mission, Women’s Sports Foundation, East Los Angeles Women’s Center, The Edible Schoolyard-Project, MOCA, LAX Art, She Should Run,
Time’s Up, It’s Our Turn.

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Women supporting and empowering women is the common thread for all we do.

Visionary Women

Judy Chicago at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.5 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers”

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