Art and Advocacy Collide With “Mean Girls:” February 22-April 28, 2013
Posted by Amy Parker Sep 9, 2012 Art, bullying, Exhibition, Jill Larson
Cutting edge curator Jill Larson and SWSG Pittsburgh invite you to join in a community-wide discussion on bullying. Join this dialogue by participating in a community-engagement project starting in February! In the project Mean Girls, Larson transforms an art exhibition addressing bullying among young women into a community engagement project. She has partnered with Strong Women, Strong Girls to raise awareness in the Pittsburgh community and beyond.
Mean Girls will engage the community in an open discussion on bullying, fueled by the eye-opening work of eight nationally recognized artists (three of whom are from Pittsburgh), including Traci Molloy, Barbara Schreiber, Lilly Cannon, Andrea Evans, Alison Stehlik, Vanessa German (her mixed media piece, “Grand” is pictured to the left), Randie Snow, and Sonja Sweterlitsch.
The platform for the discussion is SPACE Gallery, in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The Mean Girls exhibition will run from February 22, 2013-April 28, 2013. Community engagement events will frame the discussion, including spoken word and movement performances, a hands-on installation project during the April 26th Gallery Crawl, an event for SWSG supporters and the general public, and two artists’ talks. All events will be held at SPACE Gallery.
Check back soon for more details on the community outreach events!