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Pandora’s BoxX Project: Panel Discussion
July 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Left to right: Jo-Ann Bates, Fran Flaherty, Grace Roselli, Diane Samuels, and Kilolo Luckett.
Photography by Grace Roselli, courtesy of the artist.
In partnership with Silver Eye Center for Photography, join us for this special event that explores the Pandora’s BoxX Project, created by artist Grace Roselli.
This photographic portrait series portrays the changing face and profound cultural influence of womxn, including trans, non-binary, gender queer, and female individuals, through their art over the past six decades. It constructs a record of contemporary and historical womxn creators and art workers who have reshaped how we experience art and culture through their work, thus challenging our perspectives on what we value in society and, by extension, our lives.
This event will begin with a presentation from Grace Roselli, followed by a panel discussion with womxn from the project, Jo-Anne Bates, Fran Flaherty, Kilolo Luckett, and Diane Samuels, moderated by Helen Trompeteler, Deputy Director of Programs, Silver Eye. An open Q&A will further invite the sharing of narratives and experiences of our own arts communities.
Grace Roselli is a Brooklyn, New York based photographer and painter whose work focuses on the narrative of womxn’s impact and legacy. Roselli has received numerous awards and grants throughout her career, including the 2023 New York State Council on the Arts award, the 2022 Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant, and the 2022 Puffin Foundation Award. She was also nominated for the 2023 Anonymous Was a Woman grant, was a finalist for the 2023 Harpo Foundation award and had her Pandora’s BoxX Project accepted as a fiscally sponsored project by the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2022.