Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Member News: July Minutes

We have had an extremely productive month.  We met three times, once at Moore College of Art and Design for the members' meeting and art share, once at Mugshots to discuss our exhibition on human trafficking (Cabrini College, Spring 2012), and last night at Megan's house to watch "Born into Brothels."  We also attended Art in the Dark at Raven Lounge after the meeting at Moore.  Thank you so much to Megan for opening her home to us!

Our next meeting is Wednesday, August 10 at 7 p.m. at Moore in Sarah Peter Cafeteria, and it will be an art making meeting, and we make dolls for our Fringe performance piece where we will silently pass out information and stickers on human trafficking.  The group will meet on Friday, September 2 at 5:30 at 2nd and Market where we held our Show Me To My Seat "Sit Out" last year.  We will create a pile of dolls to symbolize the numbers impacted by human trafficking.  We hope that you will share this with your fellow artists and art students as we would love to have as many dolls as possible.  They can be any size, but the impact of a life size doll can be staggering.  Joanna will create a pattern for those of you who would prefer to follow a pattern. Bring sewing machines, needles, yarn, fabric, buttons, and what you need to create your doll.  If you cannot attend and wish to contribute, please email us. If you would like to work on the sticker design or have any sticker contacts, please let Joanna know.  This is open to all who wish to participate--not just members.

If you are interested in participating in our human trafficking exhibition, please contact Exhibition Chair, Joanna who is also coordinating the member education component, an important piece of this exhibition.   We have not yet put out the official call to participate, but all paid chapter members are eligible and we encourage you to attend all of our education events on human trafficking.  We have plans for more film nights and other meet ups.  We thank member Jeanne for organizing the venue and connecting us with the Cabrini Ambassador on Human Trafficking!

Another Fringe opportunity from Green Light Arts:  Last year we contributed chairs to the set of their play,"The Waiting Room," a Womanhouse inspired installation at the Old Pine Community Center.  This year, Green Light Arts is continuing the Womanhouse theme with "The Dressing Room" which will take place at the Plastic Club on the 2nd Floor on September 3,4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17 at 7 p.m.  There will be a reception one of those evenings.  Since the Plastic Club has regular classes and workshops during the day, the set for "The Dressing Room" will be on panels.  The panels will display artwork, and Alex has asked for the Women's Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter to feature.   
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