NovemberÂ 14-December 6, 2015
The Southern California Womenâ€™s Caucus for Art (SCWCA) inÂ partnership with Avenue 50 Studio presentsÂ Water: A Necessary Conversation, an engagingÂ exhibition that opensÂ on Saturday, November 14, 2015. The decision by curator Susan King to hangÂ contemporary artworks alongside activist postersÂ strikes a lively visual dialogue between past andÂ present artistic treatments of this important subject. In Kingâ€™s words: â€œit emphasizesÂ the enduring human need to manage water resources and the usefulness of art inÂ conveying that message.â€Â TheÂ abstract andÂ representational works by twenty artists from across the country range from painting,Â prints and video to iPhone photography. The activist posters including two Robbie Canal posters are courtesy of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. Â A stakeholders conversation will takeÂ place on Sunday,Â December 6, 2015 to further expand the public dialogue.
ParticipatingÂ artists include: Elaine Alibrandi, Melissa Richardson Banks, Mariona Barkus,Â Andrea Broyles, Danielle Eubank, Karen Hansen, Shelley Hefler, Brenda Hurst,Â Ann Isolde, J. J. L’Heureux, YanaÂ Marshall, Andrea Monroe, Eva Montealegre,Â Therese Moriarty, Sandra Mueller, Seda Saar, Karen Schifman, Susie Stockholm,Â Stephanie Sydney, Teresa Young and the â€œArtists Formerly Known asÂ Womenâ€Â collective.Â Â The historical posters including two works by Robbie Conal are courtesy ofÂ The Center for The Study of Political Graphics.More atÂ scwca.org.
Opening Reception: November 14. 2015Â
Dates:Â NovemberÂ 14-December 6, 2015
Hours:Â 10-4 pm, Tues.-Sunday (closed Friday)
Conversation: Sunday, Dec. 6, 2-4 pm<
Venue:Â Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042
ABOUTÂ SCWCA:Â The Women’s Caucus for Art is the leading national membershipÂ organization for women in the visual arts professions. Founded in 1976, theÂ Southern California chapter provides programs, workshops and exhibitionsÂ opportunities.Â
ABOUT AVENUE 50 STUDIO:Â Avenue 50 Studio is an arts presentation organizationÂ grounded in Latina/o culture, visual arts, and the Northeast Los AngelesÂ Community, that seeks to bridge cultures through artistic expression,Â using content-drivenÂ art to educate and to stimulate interculturalÂ understanding. VisitÂ avenue50stuio.org
ABOUT THE CURATOR: Curator Susan King is an art historian and artist who currently teaches at Loyola Marymount College and Laguna College of Art and Design. Her areas of expertise include modern andÂ contemporary art and design. She will become national president of WCA in February 2016