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Press Release – To Protect, To Nurture, To Remediate

The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series (a program of the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries) and the Global Village at Douglass Residential College are pleased to announce the 2020 Women and Creativity House exhibition titled, To Protect, To Nurture, To Remediate.

The Global Village is a Living-Learning Community that seeks to develop language skills, intercultural appreciation, global awareness, and a sense of community among students at Douglass Residential College. In this unique residential environment, students live together in themed houses that combine curricular and co-curricular activities designed to enhance each student’s overall college experience. The focus of the Women and Creativity House is to de-mystify the creative process. In this community, topics of gender, sexuality, identity, perception, and visual communication of women in the arts are explored and discussed.

In an Instagram Takeover, intern Evelyn Besom will highlight the artwork produced by the student artists during the academic year. The online group exhibition will go live on April 27th @CWAHatRutgers, and the student artist’s works will continue to be posted until May 4th (after which the exhibition will remain on the CWAH Instagram page indefinitely). To accompany the exhibition, CWAH will publish an online catalog in the spring of 2020.

The exhibition is organized and co-curated by Eva Mantell (Global Village Instructor) and Evelyn Besom (CWAH Intern, Institute for Women’s Leadership Scholar), and is sponsored by the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities; Douglass Residential College; Douglass Fund; Associate Alumnae of Douglass College; and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Student Artists: Emily Abrecht, Mikaela Bilecki, Natasha Gerstmann, Isabella Kolic, Cheshta Kundra, Brianna Leyva, Revathi Machan, Rebecca McGrath, Lance Margarett Panes, Akila Rayapuraju, Paige Sacco, Ajaratu Savage, Vahini Shori

The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities (CWAH) is a university-wide unit reporting to the Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives under the auspices of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and a consortium member of the Institute for Women’s Leadership, at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series was founded in 1971 by Douglass graduate and artist Joan Snyder (DC ’62) under the leadership of Library Director, Daisy Brightenback Shenholm (DC ’44).

Image: Emily Abrecht, Risen By the Sun, 2020