The Picturing Women project integrated a multi-venue exhibition with a number of public and scholarly programs, artist residencies and workshops, and commissioned performances. All of these programs exist as independent commentaries in their own right on the questions asked and ideas proposed by the Picturing Women exhibition; they were also conceived as crucial ways of allowing the project as a whole to more deeply and broadly explore its themes.
We present these voices and images of the Picturing Women project to those of you who, through timing and geography, were not able to participate in person, as an opportunity to experience them yourself for the first time. And to those of you who were able to participate in person, we offer them as a prompt to consider again what they meant to you at that time, and what they suggest to you now, in this revised venue.
Videos of Spiral G Performance at the Library Company
The performance shown here, which was the second of three performances, took place at the Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on January 28, 2004.
Videography by Michelle Posadas
Beth Nixon, Lead Artist for Spiral Q and the lead artist-in-residence for the Picturing Women project
Shot on location at Bryn Mawr College, the Rosenbach Museum & Library, and at the Spiral Q Studio and Museum.
Videography and editing by Eden Swick
Thanks to Bryn Mawr College Special Collections, Bryn Mawr College Art Collections, Library Company of Philadelphia, and Rosenbach Museum & Library, whose collections were reproduced for use by Spiral Q.
Performers: Beth Nixon, Jerushia Graham, Matty Hart, Michelle Posadas, Hannah Ray, Lucy Schneider.
Note: Some language in this video is not appropriate for children.
The primary funder for the Spiral Q Picturing Women residency was The William Penn Foundation. The Samuel S. Fels Fund supported educational programming associated with a workshop led by Spiral Q artist Beth Nixon. The William Penn Foundation and the Valentine Foundation provided support for the Picturing Women Web site.
Images of the Symposium
Peerless Graduate Assistant Lori Kata holding down the fort at the registration table, Day One
The symposium organizer, all aflutter...
A deceptively calm moment during an otherwise vigorous panel-audience discussion: (Left to right) Julie Johnson (off camera), Sarah Gordon, Benedict Leca, Leora Maltz, Rickie Solinger, and Susan Shifrin
Concluding reception, back in the Great Hall at Bryn Mawr College: Kristin Henry (L) and Sharrona Pearl (R)
Concluding reception: Jac Asher
Concluding reception: (Left to right) Deirdre O'Halloran, Isabelle Wallace, and Virginia Maksymowicz
Concluding reception: Alexandra Halkias (L) and Susan Shifrin (R)
Two of the intrepid women of the Bryn Mawr College catering staff, who helped to make our receptions aesthetically and nutritionally enriching.
Concluding reception: Susan Shifrin and Andrea Kirsh