Friday, October 17, 2014

Spetember/October News and Views & Art

Lots to tell. Where do we begin? First in September, member Ruth Ward hosted our meeting at her home. LaVerne's vision to have members offer space for meetings from time to time has been a huge boon to the bonding of the the new administration. Highlights included planning a vending event with WOV women and other local artists; children's art workshops that will coincide with our exhibition at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; and the catalog that will accompany the show, designed by Martha Wasik, who has done work for Demeatria Borccella's Showcase Noir. October brought more WOV updates as the plans for entertainment for the opening reception include a storyteller or two, possibly a dancer and an artist's panel. WOV has decided that non-members juried into the show, would be great prospects for membership, and we're look at the best ways to induct them!

The Storytellers; Truth Be Told! exhibit will be in conjunction with two other PCA Guilds: The Craftsman Guild and the Fiberarts Guild. The dates are November 21, 2014 thrugh February 1, 2015. The Opening Reception for all three shows will be Friday, November 21, 5:30 pm to 9 pm.

The next regular WOV meeting will be November 9, 2014.

Here are the exhibiting artists for Storytellers: Truth Be Told! Click on their names highlighted in blue to see articles, their website or examples of their work. Congrats to all!

Sneak Preview/ M. Luck
Ruth Ward
Sneak Preview: L. Ansley
The Birds are Back
All in a Day's Work
Monique Luck
Autumn Ruby
Charlotte Ka
Morning Mother 
Spirit House of Mahalia

Leslie Ansley
Crown Jewels
La Vie en Rose

The Offering
For the Love of Black Cowboys
Mammy to Michelle
Still Climbing

Adrienne Powers
She Who WhispersBecause of My Ancestors

Ruth Richardson
The Future is Built Upon the Past

Altha Pittrell
Wind MaskD & A
Sneak Preview:/ J, Bates

Yvonne Palkowitsh

The Village
In this Place
Lynn Barrows
The Bees Knees

Elizabeth Asche Douglas
Amiri Baraka
Yes Indeed

Pepper Johnson
He Said/ She Said
African Drum
Juju Woman

Brenda Brown
Under Authority 

Jo-Anne Bates
Summer's End

Mayota Hill
The Messenger/Go Tell It On the Mountain

Mary Martin
Where I Come From

Robyn Coleman
(A) part of the Struggle/ Diptych--2 panels

Wendy Kendrick

Big Mama Shadow
Urban Warrior Woman

Harriette Merriwether
The Inner Voice

LaVerne Kemp

Offering Tree
Black Moss/ Hainted Trees

Sing For Me Gauley Bridge

Mah Rhythm 

Haitian Landscape
Women of Haiti/Video and diptych

Honorary Roster/ also included in exhibit:

Sandra German/ 3 Quilts

And work by WOV founders:
Juanita Miller/ Ceramic Vase
Emma Slaughter/ Doll

More September Highlights!
The stars were aligned for showing off Women of Visions on Friday, September 12, 2014.
Fragments, Fractals: Write It, Print It, Sew It, an exhibition of story quilts by artist Tina Williams Brewer. The exhibition is on view now through November 16, 2014, at the Trust’s 709 Penn Gallery in Pittsburgh..

Tina Brewer one-woman show opened in Downtown, Pittsburgh

And LaVerne Kemp's--Connected at the Roots-- an exhibition in which she acted at juror and artist is at Sweetwater in Sewickley, PA now through Nov. 2, 2014. Opening night included entertainment by WOV members, and a full range of visual artists that included both men and women. (Listing to come)
Sweet Potatoes Don't Grow on Trees by L. Kemp.

Photo: Betty Asche Douglas & Friends performing at Mavuno artist reception. Great music & MAGNIFiCENT art on display.
Elizabeth Douglas sang jazz @ "Connected at the "Roots"exhibit
Christiana Leach in performance