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Colleagues & Friends: Kemi Ilesanmi

28 APR

Colleagues & Friends: Kemi Ilesanmi

Executive Director, The Laundromat Project

Tuesday, April 28, 8:30-10:00am

artnet Headquarters, 233 Broadway



Kemi Ilesanmi will speak with two colleague-friends who lead community-engaged arts organizations. Ilesanmi is Executive Director of The Laundromat Project, which brings art, artists, and arts programming into local coin-ops and other community spaces to amplify the creativity that already exists within communities. Previously, she worked at Creative Capital Foundation supporting American artists making adventurous new work, and at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where she was a visual arts curator.


In conversation with:

Katy Rubin is the founder and Executive Director of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, where she has facilitated and directed workshops and performances in partnership with various communities. Katy trained with Augusto Boal at the Center for Theatre of the Oppressed in Rio de Janeiro, and later with Jana Sanskriti in India and Cardboard Citizens in London. She has trained community artists and activists around the world.


Christine Gaspar is Executive Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), which uses art and design to improve public participation in shaping the built environment. She partners with artists, designers, and community organizations on projects that increase the capacity of advocacy organizations to mobilize their constituents on important urban issues. Christine has over fifteen years of experience in community design, including at Gulf Coast Community Design Studio in Biloxi, Mississippi, where she provided architectural-design and city-planning services to low-income communities recovering from Hurricane Katrina. 

Women In Print presented by Guttenberg Arts

22 APR
presented by GUTTENBERG ARTS 

Wednesday April 22, 2015 6-8pm
at International Print Center New York, 508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor 
Supported in part by POWarts


This new dialogue brings together female artists, curators and directors to discuss issues of media advancements that rewrite women into the history of technology through printmaking, the cultural force of women-run print shops and institutional departments, as well as their impact and the movement towards highly experimental print projects that are rebelling against traditional notions of the printmaking craft - all driven by women in print today.

Rocio Aranda-Alvarado; Curator, EL Museo del Barrio
Judith Brodsky; Founder Rutgers/Brodsky Center, artist 
Jennifer Farrell; Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dusica Kirjakovic; LESP Executive Director
Kristen Schiele; Artist/ KAYROCK printing
Danielle Tegeder; Artist/Professor Lehman College
Moderator: Caitlin Masley-Charlet, Deputy Director, Guttenberg Arts.

Free and open to the public panel talk followed by a reception sponsored by Chelsea Wine Vault hosted at the International Print Center New York, during the the exhibition “True Monotypes” curated by Janice Oresman, March 26 - May 26, 2015.

Join POWarts at the 2015 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

18 FEB
Saturday, March 7, 11am-5pm
The Museum of Modern Art

Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building (4 W. 54th St.)
+ satellite events around the world
POWarts is excited to partner with Art+Feminism for the 2nd Annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and to encourage female editorship. 

Last year's inaugural edit-a-thon included 600 participants at 31 venues engaged in a collaborative effort to address Wikipedia's gender problem.  Through your participation, this all day communal event allows you to have a substantial impact on improving the gender gap by making crucial improvements to art and feminism related subjects. Read more about last years event here

We'll be running tutorials all day for the beginner Wikipedian, and reference materials, childcare, and refreshments will be provided. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support - all are welcome! Reception to follow from 5pm-6pm.
Sign up here!

If you want to improve your Wikipedia skills before the event, see below for information on a February 25th introductory workshop and online tutorials.

Introduction to Wikipedia Editing

February 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm, The Graduate Center CUNY
Get a head start on editing in advance of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Tutorials for both the beginner Wikipedian and the more experienced editor. Learn the best practices on writing entries that stick and how to facilitate the empowerment of your community. 

Free with RSVP here.

Can't make it? Check out these online tutorials and resources:
Art+Feminism Beginner Training Video Part 1-3
Additional Tools


POWarts Holiday Party - December 10

POWarts Holiday Party

December 10
Other Criteria
458 Broome Street

6-7pm - Private Holiday Shopping Hour
7-9pm - Mix & Mingle Over Cocktails & Treats

FREE with RSVP (+ Guest for POWarts Members)

Join POWarts to celebrate the holiday season with cocktails, snacks, and a private shopping hour at Other Criteria, an arts-based publishing company co-founded by Damien Hirst. Enjoy a special POWarts discount on a range of artist-designed gift items including books, prints, clothing, and jewelry. Tours of the space will also be available.


Announcing Colleagues & Friends Breakfast Series at artnet

20 NOV
POWarts is pleased to announce a new breakfast series that invites senior women from across the art world to have conversations about their current positions, career paths, and professional relationships.  In this intimate format, visionary leaders invite longtime "colleague-friends," those they met professionally but with whom they have developed personal relationships, to join them in conversation. This format will create discussions that layer the scholarly and the warm, the personal and the professional.  

The Colleagues & Friends breakfasts are generously hosted by artnet at their headquarters in the Woolworth Building.
Elizabeth von Habsburg
Managing Director, Winston Art Group
Tuesday, December 16, 8:30-10:00am

Elizabeth von Habsburg is Managing Director of Winston Art Group, a leading art appraisal and advisory firm. She is on the Board of The Appraisers Association of America, a Fellow of the Pierpont Morgan Library and on the advisory committee of the Museum of Art and Design.

In conversation with:
  • Missy McHugh, Chief Advisor to the President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Heather Gray, legal counsel at Elysium Management, where she is responsible for legal matters relating to an extensive art collection, along with art planning and collection management.
Members: $5
Non-members: $15
Get tickets here!
Deborah Harris
Managing Director, The Armory Show - Modern
Tuesday, January 13, 8:30-10:00am

Deborah Harris will speak with two colleague-friends who also lead major art fairs - Rebecca Hoffmann of the Outsider Art Fair and Michele Senecal of the IFPDA Print Fair. Harris has been with The Armory Show since 2008, where she launched and now directs The Armory Show - Modern.  Before joining The Armory Show leadership team, Harris worked for more than 20 years in art magazine publishing, with positions at W magazine, Modern PaintersArt + AuctionArt in America, andARTnews.

In conversation with:
  • Rebecca Hoffman, Director of the Outsider Art Fair and the Andrew Edlin Gallery
  • Michele Senecal, Executive Director of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA)
Members: $5
Non-members: $15
Get tickets here!


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