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Double X celebrates mentorship among women sculptors


Anna E. Koehn, Taut Skirt, 2007, 11.5 x 7.5 x 3.5"


Photo by Courtesy of the artist

October 09, 2007

Who
ASU Herberger College School of Art and more than 20 women sculpture professors from around the country and their female students participate in an exhibition celebrating mentorship and women in the arts. Participating professors include Carol Kumata, Carnegie Mellon University; Francis Whitehead, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Bella Feldman, California College of Arts and Crafts.

What
Celebrate mentorship among female artists during Double X, an exhibition spotlighting the crucial yet unexamined role of mentorship in fostering an expanded role for women in the arts. The exhibition features small sculptural works by women professors from around the country and by the female students they mentor.

"Last season’s spate of major exhibitions reviewing the feminist art movement documented the work of artists who struggled to transform the art world from a boys’ club to a more diverse context," says Hilary Harp, professor of sculture in the ASU Herberger College School of Art. "One aspect of this transformation has been a steadily increasing presence of female professors in art programs across the U.S. A strong group of women sculptors, who moved into the professoriate during the 1960s and ‘70s, have now produced several generations of students who are, in turn, influencing succeeding generations."

Where
Herberger College School of Art Step Gallery
at Arizona State University 
Tempe Center, SE corner of University Dr. and Mill Ave.

When
Oct. 22-26, 2007
Opening reception: Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m.
ASU Faculty Women's Association reception: Oct. 24, 3-4:30 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Thur., noon – 5 p.m.; Fri., noon – 3 p.m. Closed Sat. and Sun.

Cost
Free

Public Contact
ASU Herberger College School of Art Step Gallery
480.965.7044

The School of Art is a division of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Its printmaking, photography and art education programs are nationally ranked in the top 10, and its Master of Fine Arts program is ranked eighth among public institutions byU.S.News & World Report. The school includes four student galleries for solo and group shows by graduate and undergraduate art and photography students: Gallery 100, Harry Wood, Northlight and Step. To learn more about the School of Art, visit art.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Lise Hawkos
Curator, Visual Resources Collection; School of Art Galleries
480.965.6163
lise.hawkos@asu.edu