Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Latitude: The Washington Women's Arts Center 1975-1987



JUNE 16 - AUGUST 12, 2018
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC
Summer Opening Reception: Saturday, June 16, 6-9PM

Pushing Boundaries by Ellouise Schoettler: Sunday, June 24, 2-3PM
Local cable host, producer, former WWAC member, and nationally known storteller Ellouise Schoettler will be performing in the museum. Taking the audience back to the 1970s Second Wave Women’s Movement and her experience in grassroots movements, Schoeletter will describe an experience with the WWAC that had far-reaching effects for her political activism.

WWAC Panel Discussion, Saturday, July 21, 4-6:30PM
Spend your Saturday afternoon with former members of the Washington Women’s Arts Center. Judith Benderson, Barbara Frank, and Taina Litwak will join the exhibition’s curator, Françoise Yohalem for a panel discussion that looks back at the history of the Washington Women’s Arts Center and its influence on the Washington art scene that still resonates today. A reception will follow the panel.

Events are free and open to the public

The Washington Women’s Arts Center (WWAC), located at 1821 Q Street NW, then at the Lansburgh Cultural Center, was created in 1975 as a non-profit organization to provide professional support and opportunities for women in the arts. Throughout its history, the WWAC also sponsored speakers, pro-duced literary and visual arts journals, and collabo-rated with other organizations to raise the profile of women artists in the Washington area and around the country.This exhibition features the art of former WWAC members and exhibitors. Curated by Françoise Yohalem, it will showcase 90+ works produced between the years 1975-1987, some of which are iconic of that time. The show brings back the energy, passion, and talent of members when the WWAC was, for many, “the only show in town.” Recent works by WWAC artists will be featured in a slideshow and select interviews with members will appear in an accompanying documentary, Voices from the Washington Women’s Arts Center. This exhibition is sponsored by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art.

Featuring the work of: BJ Adams, Carolyn Alper, Altina, Dale Appleman, Marilyn Banner, Ann Barbieri, Judith Benderson, Lucy Blankstein, Terry Braunstein, Patricia Buck, Dianne Bugash, Katharine Butler, Judy Byron, Bonnie B.Collier, Linda Conti, Marcia Coppel, Joan Danziger, Margaret Dowell, Joan Fallows, Aline Feldman, Maria Theresa Fernandes, Barbara Frank, Mimi Frank, Nancy Frankel, Jeanne Garant, Janis Goodman, Judith Goodman, Mansoora Hassan, Nita Moss Hines, Bonnie Lee Holland, Marilyn Horrom, Laura Weaver Huff, Tazuko Ichikawa, Arlette Jassel, Jan Kern, Barbara Kerne, Ai-WenWu Kratz, Andrea Kraus, Ann Langdon, Elaine Langerman, Beckie Mirsch Laughlin, Harriet Lesser, June Linowitz, Lynn Liotta, Taina Litwak, CarolLukitsch, Anne Marchand, Sarna Marcus, Sharon Moody, Nina Muys, Dominie Nash, Margot S. Neuhaus, Margaret Paris, Terry Parmelee, Susan Due Pearcy, Annette Polan, Carolyn Pomponio, Gail Rebhan, Marie Ringwald, Charlotte Robinson, Renee Sandell, Eva Santorini, Ellouise Schoettler, Alice D. Sims, Ellen Sinel, Lila Snow, Judy Southerland, Ronnie Spiewak, Sherry Sanabria, Mary Staley, Sarah Stout, Rachel Sultanik, Carol Summar, Terry Svat, Lyndia Terre, Susan Powell Tolbert, Shirley True, Suzanne Twyford, Andrea Uravitch, M.L. Van Nice, Frank Van Riper, Claudia Vess, Sandra Wasko-Flood, Gail Watkins, Mary Weiss-Waldhorn, Joyce Wellman, Janet Wheeler, Rosemary Wright, Ann Zahn, Ann Zelle, Zinnia, and Joyce Zipperer

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