The Fight For Respectability and Freedom:  American Life During The Second Great Awakening, Activism, and Women Run Tea Rooms in the 1830s.

The Fight For Respectability and Freedom: American Life During The Second Great Awakening, Activism, and Women Run Tea Rooms in the 1830s.

I draw the curtain. I could show you other pictures more pathetic in their hopelessness, but refrain. Lessons in making home neat and attractive; lessons in making family life stronger, sweeter, and purer by personal efforts of the woman; lessons in tidiness of appearance among women; lessons of clean and pure habits of everyday life in the home, and thus bringing to the women self-respect and getting for them the respect of others; how to keep the girls near the mother, and many other kindred subjects, need to be given to this class of women to-day.”

Normalizing Dis-Ability This National Autism Acceptance Week

Normalizing Dis-Ability This National Autism Acceptance Week

This Autism Acceptance Month is a great opportunity to explore the concepts of nature, spirituality, color, and even how to think about dis-ability in our society. The latter is a personal quest of mine. I have been giving great consideration to what it means to be “normal” or even to be “marginalized,” and what will the womb-men of the world do to raise their voices in humanity’s defense. How will visual culture, art, and text, shape the rhetoric of tomorrow?

4 Exciting Art Books That Explore and Celebrate LGBTQ+ History

4 Exciting Art Books That Explore and Celebrate LGBTQ+ History

This month we are celebrating the art, joy, and creative contributions of the LGBTQ+ community represented in the art world. In the spirit of continuing education, compassion and allyship, I felt it would be great to take a look at some seminole literary works in the genre. These are only four, titles to get you started. However, there are many more; all of which highlight the work, craft and struggles of these talented individuals.

Flo Oy Wong—Artist/Poet/Educator

Flo Oy Wong—Artist/Poet/Educator

In 1989, Flo had co-founded the San Francisco-based Asian American Women Artist Association (AAWAA) after attending the February conference of WCA in San Francisco. At the end of the conference, she was invited by Moira Roth, Trefethen Professor of Art History at Mills College, to a meeting of prominent women artists-of-color who had attended the conference, including Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith and Gail Tremblay among others.

Tuesdays Retrospective of MAYDAY !EAARTH: 13 Artists Declare A Climate Emergency at Ceres Gallery

Tuesdays Retrospective of MAYDAY !EAARTH: 13 Artists Declare A Climate Emergency at Ceres Gallery

Human production and consumption have rapidly degraded the ecosystems of our major communities over the past several decades; Earth at present is in a state of chaos. Moreover, humankind’s attempt at reversing existing ecological damages does not keep up with the prevailing and accelerated rates of destruction impacting the globe exponentially. We have thus been made painfully aware of immanent climate change despite hereunto efforts at intervention. MAYDAY !EAARTH is a global distress call to signal that time is running out.

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