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On Exhibit: Women, Gender, and Creativity House

April 18, 2017
Women, Gender, and Creativity House

Group Exhibition
April 19 – May 1, 2017

Tanya Banerjee, Joy Bibaoui, Alexis Coleman, Kelly Donnelly, Monica Elias, Mahogany Laveau, Chelsea Lebron, Marina Martinez, Kalina Nissen, Katherine Parker, Aubree Phillips, Arianna Quinones, Cheyenne R. Terry, Shaniya Wilson-Harper

Douglass Global Summit
Friday, April 28, 2017
11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Conference ● 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. ● Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center, DRC
Exhibition Reception ● 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. ● Mabel Smith Douglass Room, Douglass Library

The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, a program of the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities (CWAH) in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries, and Douglass Residential College’s (DRC) Global Village are pleased to announce the 2017 Women, Gender, and Creativity House group exhibition featuring artwork by students in the Global Village at DRC.

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 DRC. 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, Gender, and Creativity House Living Learning Community is to de-mystify the creative process. In this community, topics of gender, sexuality, identity, creativity, perception, and visual communication of women in the arts are explored and discussed. Texts, films, lectures, and critiques are used to encourage the development of ideas through multiple vehicles of expression including visual art, performance, and creative writing. This exhibition highlights the self-portraits, sculptures, video performances, and written works produced by the student artists during the course of the academic year, and is organized and co-curated by Natalia Yovane (Global Village Instructor) and Deborah Lee (CWAH Intern and Institute for Women’s Leadership Scholar).

The group exhibit will be on view in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries in the Douglass Library, Rutgers University (8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901) from April 19 to May 1, 2017. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

On Friday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., join Douglass Residential College for the annual Douglass Global Summit that brings together diverse groups to learn about, share ideas on, and create possible solutions to global challenges. The conference will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center, DRC (9 Suydam Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901), followed by an exhibition reception in honor of the Women, Gender, and Creativity House artists from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the Mabel Smith Douglass Room at Douglass Library.

The exhibition and event is free and open to public. Further information about the exhibition, event, accessibility, and parking can be found at To accompany the exhibit, CWAH will publish a comprehensive online catalog in spring of 2017.

This exhibition and event is sponsored by the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Douglass Residential College, GAIA Centers, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and Undergraduate Academic Affairs. The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series was founded in 1971 by renowned artist and Douglass College Graduate Joan Snyder, and is the oldest continuously running exhibition venue for contemporary women visual artists in the U.S.

The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities is a universitywide 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.