Conversations in the Arts is a NEW series of participatory talks presented by the Huntington Arts Council. We have invited scholars from our community to help us understand the key roles of women in the arts and allow us to question the values and contributions to society that their roles have generated.
These enriching discussions will focus on the history of women in the sector, and include personal experiences and observations. Beginning in April, there will be a total of three discussions; one conversation each on visual art, dance and theater. All talks will take place in the Huntington Arts Council’s, Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington, NY 11743 and are FREE to the public.
Visual Arts – To Guerrilla Girls and Beyond
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Guerrilla Girls and Beyond will discuss the roles of women since the movement began, and examine the progress that has been made.
Featuring Barbara Applegate, Director, Steinberg Museum of Art at Hillwood/LIU Post, Stephanie Gress, Director of Curatorial Affairs for the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, Karen Levitov, Director and Curator of the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University, Nancy Richner, Director of the Hofstra University Museum.
Dance Arts – Women in Dance
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Women in Dance will explore women in the dance world, touching on historical areas where women rose to the front, such as Modern Dance, Expressionist Dance and Flamenco. The panel will discuss their careers in dance within the context of how women have influenced the field and how it has affected their career paths and choices.
Featuring Maria Loretta Celitan, founder and Artistic Director of Sol y Sombra, Beth Jucovy, founder and Artistic Director of Dance Visions NY., Amy Yopp Sullivan, Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY-Stony Brook, and the Founder and Creator of Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning.
Theater Arts – Women in Theater
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 7:00pm
Women in Theater will discuss the inroads women have made in the industry as teachers, directors and playwrights. The expert panel will share their journeys and discuss gender roles in present-day theater, citing current trends and programming choices that move women in theater forward.
Featuring Lynn Antunovich, Artistic Director of Bare Bones Theater Company, Nicole Savin, Associate Artistic Director, Eastline Theatre, Michelle Mallardi, Broadway performer, Cabaret artist and College professor