Wednesday, March 16, 2011
What Women Want @ the Lyceum Theatre / Horton Plaza / San Diego
"What Women Want"
Art Exhibition at the Lyceum Theatre, home to San Diego REPertory Theater
Horton Plaza, San Diego
March 16 - April 17, 2011
Artist Reception: Friday, April 1, 6-8pm
Panel Discussion: Sunday, April 10, 4-5pm, moderator: Robert Pincus
both events free and open to the public
Irene Abraham, Terri Hughes-Oelrich, Jennifer Anne Bennett, Lisa Hutton, Jocelyn Duke, Lori Lipsman, Jeanne Dunn, Kathy J. Miller, Michele Guieu, Amy Paul, Sally Hagy-Boyer, Ginger Rosser, Misty Hawkins, Therese Rossi, Regina Herod, Anna Stump, Daphne Hill, Marcela Villaseñor, Prudence Horne, Anna Zappoli.
"What Women Want" is an exploration of what women desire out of life, personally, socially, and politically. This multimedia art exhibition is linked thematically to San Diego REPertory Theatre's presentation of "In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play," March 19-April 17 on the Lyceum Stage. This comedy by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Sam Woodhouse, is about the politics of desire and sexuality, and is set in the Victorian Era.
A special panel discussion with the artists and other women art professionals will be moderated by Robert Pincus on April 10. Topics will include the place of women in the local arts scene, what motivates women artists, and the how politics and gender are linked in current arts practices.
FIG, Feminist Image Group (formerly known as the San Diego Women's Figurative Group), was formed in 2009. FIG is a loose coalition of artists who meet to discuss art, see exhibitions, and support one another in our careers.
As artists, we are concerned about how women continue to be portrayed in the art world. As teachers, professionals, and feminists, we encourage our students and colleagues to be alert to sexism in its many forms. We promote an inclusive worldview that allows all voices. As friends, we aid each other in our creative and curatorial endeavors. "What Women Want" is our fourth group exhibition.