Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Young Women's Caucus at Feminist Tea Party at NYFA Gallery (4/14)

Thursday April 14, 2-4pm
“Activism in Performance: Representing Women”
co-hosted by Jaimianne Amicucci, Autumn Horne and Bonnie MacAllister

Jaimianne, Autumn and Bonnie are members of The Young Women’s Caucus, an internal caucus of the National Women's Caucus for Art.

Jaimianne Amicucci is one of the head officers of the YoungWC and a board member of the National Woman’s Cacus. She is also a graduate of Finlandia University and will soon enter the graduate program in curatorial studies at MICA in Baltimore. In her art practice her preferred medium is porcelain. http://www.ceramicthought.com

Autumn Horne is an actor, aerialist, dancer, visual artist, martial artist, fight choreographer, narrative dance/movement choreographer, puppeteer, playwright and one-time zookeeper. She is originally from South Florida, now living mostly in New York City. Her newest project is Fight or Flight Response, creating ground/aerial performances rooted in the earliest forms of story communication; gesture, dance, music, theatre. She performs with other artists, masked or unmasked, on the earth, on each other, and in the trees and sky, using aerial apparatus such as silks, static trapeze or lyra. She is dedicated to being a lifelong student as well as a teacher and performer. http://www.autumnhorne.com

Bonnie MacAllister is the Performance Chair of the Young Women's Caucus, a board member of the International Committee, Past President of the Philadelphia Chapter and belongs to the Philadelphia, New York and DC chapters. She is a graduate of Albright College (BA, English-French-Women's Studies) and Temple University (MEd). She studied at the Sorbonne in Paris (Cinema and Semiotics) and the University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Fulbright-Hays, History, Culture, and Migration). As a playwright and multimedia performance artist, she combines super 8, video, painting, photography, slide installations, with deconstructed breath verse. Her first large scale piece in Philadelphia was the "A-pop-ca-lipstick Burlesque Carnival" (2004). Her latest work is "She Should Have Written It: A Tale of Bohemian Surveillance" (Shubin Theatre). bonniemacallister.com

A Feminist Tea Party, a project that at its inception was meant to last only an afternoon, has continued now for over a year. After several shows in a variety of venues, we are very excited about our first solo exhibition, at the NYFA Gallery.

We will be serving tea, sweets, and joining guests in conversation every day from April 11th to April 15th in our installation, a recreation of a mid-century parlor.

Each day a different co-host or team of co-hosts will present a conversation or event, engaging guests in conversation surrounding a topic related to feminism that they have chosen for this time and space. Please see our schedule page for more details.

As always, everyone is welcome regardless of your gender, your political persuasion or whether you identify as feminist. Please join us, and make our collaboration your own.

We hope to see you there!

A Feminist Tea Party
The NYFA Gallery
New York Foundation for the Arts

20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY
April 11th-15th
12noon until 5pm daily

Monday April 11, 2-4pm
“Feminist Swag : Bitches and Hoes in contemporary Rap and Hip Hop”
with Jenn Dierdorf

Tuesday April 12, 2-4pm
“Pop Music and Feminism”
with damali abrams

Wednesday April 13, 4:30-6pm
“Male / Female (Check One)
A discussion of how our gender defines (and/or doesn't) our everyday life”
with Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida

Thursday April 14, 2-4pm
“Activism in Performance: Representing Women”
with Jaimianne Amicucci, Autumn Horne and Bonnie MacAllister

Friday April 15, TBA

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