“Women Artists: Reshaping the Conversation” at LongHouse Reserve

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April Gornik, Michele Oka Doner, Toni Ross, Uzoamaka Maduka and Neda Young at LongHouse Reserve. Jenny Gorman photo
April Gornik, Michele Oka Doner, Toni Ross, Uzoamaka Maduka and Neda Young at LongHouse Reserve. Jenny Gorman photo

The LongHouse Reserve hosted the first in a series of three conversations titled, “Women Artists: Reshaping the Conversation” on Saturday, August 12, with two more to follow at 11 a.m. on August 26 and September 23.

The first conversation took place at the sculpture garden in the LongHouse Reserve and featured artists Michele Oka Doner and April Gornik, collector Neda Young and moderator Uzoamaka Maduka. The free-flowing conversation touched upon issues of gender, femininity and the larger role women play in what has been described in the past as a historically male dominated sphere. The series is dedicated to the memory of Elaine de Kooning, Ms. Ross’ mentor and friend.

Jack Lenor Larsen, the founder of LongHouse Reserve, sat in the first row, having just recently celebrated his 90th birthday. The series was conceived and developed by Toni Ross, whose recent installation, “sanctuary entwined,” was the site of the conversation.

“Women Artists: Reshaping the Conversation” will continue August 26 with Alice Aycock, Barbara Rose, Michelle Stuart and Terrie Sultan, moderated by Guild Hall executive director Andrea Grover and again on September 23 with Bastienne Schmidt and Almond Zigmund, moderated by Pernilla Holmes.

For more information, and to reserve seats, please R.S.V.P. to Jack Meyer at Jack.Meyer@gsmltd.net or (212) 271-4283, or visit longhouse.org.

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