John F. Kennedy University
Arts & Consciousness Gallery
2956 San Pablo Ave. 2nd Floor
Berkeley CA 94702
April 30, 2010
Contact: Doreen Coyne, Gallery Manager 510.647.2041
TITLE: WEAD - The 15th Anniversary Exhibition of the Women’s Environmental Artists Directory
ARTISTS: Krystle Ahmadyar, Estelle Akamine, Sylvia Algire, Pamela Blotner,
Dianna Cohen, Lauren Elder, Linda Gass, Dee Hibbert – Jones, Lisa Kokin,
Robin Lasser, Adrienne Pao, Violeta Luna, Linda Mac Donald, Barbara Milman,
Liz Merolla, Juana Alicia Montoya, Janice Nakashima, Marella Pedersen,
Praba Pilar, Daphne Ruff, Judith Selby - Lang, Danielle Siembieda, Maryly Snow
This exhibition sponsored by JFK University’s Arts & Consciousness program is a re-dedication to Women’s Environment Artists Directory’s (WEAD) original commitment to support women's unique contributions to the fields of environmental and social justice art. A goal of this exhibition is to educate its audience to the depth of thinking and breadth of material approaches in contemporary women's activist art strategies and production.
For this special celebratory exhibition, twelve WEAD artists of excellence were invited to participate. Each invitee in turn invited another activist woman artist not yet listed with WEAD. True to WEAD's mission, this curating strategy expands outreach, broadens networking and provides greater peer opportunities.
As part of the 15th Anniversary Exhibition, WEAD will present a panel discussion on the importance of environmental art and artists in today’s culture.
About John. F. Kennedy University
JFK University Arts & Consciousness Program offers a Masters of Transformative Arts and a Masters of Fine Arts Degree with a special emphasis on community, spirituality and healing. The A & C Program is located in the historic Heinz Building, Berkeley, CA. The A & C Gallery features the work of students, faculty and guest artists. For more information about our open houses, events and gallery exhibitions go to www.jfku.edu. John F. Kennedy University is an affiliate of the National University System.
EXHIBTION AND LECTURE INFORMATION
Exhibition dates: May 12 – June 12, 2010
RECEPTION: Saturday, May 22, 6 – 9 PM
Monday - Friday, 11 am – 5 pm, Saturdays, noon - 5 pm, Closed on Sundays
Arts & Consciousness Gallery
John F. Kennedy University - Berkeley Campus
2956 San Pablo Ave., 2nd Floor-arts-annex
Berkeley, Ca 94702
510.647.2047 - www.jfku.edu/gallery
For more information about WEAD visit weadartists.org
LECTURE: The Times Are a Changing: WEAD and the ECO/Social Justice Art Movement
Date and Time: Friday, June 11, 7:30 – 9 pm
For 15 years, WEAD has endeavored to heighten awareness of environmentally related art, including work in bio-regionalism, environmental education, eco-feminism, eco-spirituality
and healing. Over the years, WEAD has provided access to information and networking among artists, curators, writer’s, arts administrators, educators in art and ecology, cross- disciplinary people and others. How have activist women artists made a difference? What keeps them working toward a more saner, equitable future? Come join our conversation.
The JFKU Community Arts Lecture Series 2010 is co – sponsored by a grant from the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission and John F. Kennedy University.
The gallery exhibition and the WEAD lecture are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC