“An Environmental Impact Statement is a tool for decision making, describing the positive and negative environments effects of a proposed action. Projects like the proposed Penokee open pit mine however, are driven by deeply held human values and emotional connections not included in an EIS. In this exhibit, five visual artists will share their Continue Reading »
Category Archives: Political Art
Written on January 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm, by Helen
I just registered for ‘Balance’ the Women’s Caucus for Art national conference in Chicago this February 12-15, 2014. Early bird registration for the conference ends this Monday, January 6th, but you can continue to register for the conference through February 7th. The WSC Conference parallels the College Art Association Conference, which offers its early bird Continue Reading »
Categories: Ability, Activist Art, arts leadership, Biographical, Career Development, Diversity, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Fundraising, Political Art, Social networking, This and That, Women Artists
Written on August 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm, by Helen
I am honored to be the featured artist on the Artsy Shark blog this week. Please check it out here or read the same below. Also, by way of an update on the Exquisite Uterus Project that Alison Gates and I are co-facilitating, the second call for participation is still out and artists planning on Continue Reading »
Categories: Ability, Activist Art, art and technology, art collaboration, Art Techniques, Beauty, Career Development, environmental art, Feminist art, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Political Art, Spoonflower, This and That, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Written on October 28, 2012 at 4:09 am, by Helen
My visual concerns run the gamut from careful study to poetic, symbolic and sometimes political representations of nature. You are all invited to my exhibition ‘Second Nature: New Paintings at the Grace Chosy Gallery, November 2-24, 2012. The Grace Chosy Gallery is at 1825 Monroe Street, (Across from Trader Joe’s) in Madison, WI. I Continue Reading »
Written on May 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm, by Helen
The more I have looked the more I have found systematic outrage across the country at the efforts to regulate women’s reproductive lives by imposing particular moral and religious perspectives. ..Many individuals, including artists, are fighting back in our own ways.
Written on June 9, 2011 at 11:46 pm, by Helen
Written on May 2, 2011 at 2:50 am, by Helen
Activist art is, by definition, historically specific. It aims to address particular cultural, political and social concerns with a view to producing concrete social change. It is interesting to me as an artist and an educator how seldom we find an analysis of what makes effective activist art a part of what we teach and learn, especially since we need it now more than ever.
Categories: Activist Art, Artist Resources, Diversity, Fablous Artists, Feminist art, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Inspiration, Political Art, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Wisconsin Arts, Women Artists